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The 1960's in Clemson History
Events that occurred in the 1960's
- Highway 123 Bypass is constructed during the early part of the decade.
- In the mid-1960s, a Southern Railway freight train derails at the Seneca River trestle dumping some cars into recently created Lake Hartwell. They are still down there.
- 1962 Tiger Band meets President John F. Kennedy at the White House. When he asks them to perform, they have no instruments with them so they sing Tiger Rag for the president.
- 1963 Tiger Band drops the cadet uniform for a modified Buckingham Guardsman-style uniform with big fur Busbee headgear which will be worn through the 1977 season.
- 1966 ABC sportscaster Keith Jackson calls Clemson's first nationally televised football game in his first season with the network.
- 1967 The Study Hall opens on the corner of College Avenue and Clemson Avenue, downtown's first "bar."
- 1969 Football Coach Frank Howard steps down on 10 December after thirty years as head coach. Last year that freshman are required to participate in mandantory "Rat season" as ROTC is abolished as a requirement the following year.