In case you want more nostalgia, a look at the popular TV shows from 1963 might do the trick.
"My Favorite Martian" debuted in September of that year, and ran until 1966. Hardcore sci-fi fans might remember "The Outer Limits," which also premiered that September and ran for two years.
Also making its debut on TV in 1963 was "The Fugitive" starring David Janssen. It lasted until 1967 and had one of the highest ratings at the time for its final episode, when the one-armed man who killed Dr. Richard Kimble's wife finally came to justice.
The game show "Let's Make a Deal" first aired in December of 1963 on NBC. It's now showing on CBS.
Popular movies that came out in 1963 included "The Great Escape" with Steve McQueen, "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" with a cast of comedy icons and "From Russia With Love" with Sean Connery as 007. The first Bond film, "Dr. No," was released in 1962.
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Popular songs from 1963 show some mild tastes.The Beatles had yet to usher in the British Invasion. They would do so with their appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in February of 1964.
Top hits in 1963 were "Blue Velvet" sung by Bobby Vinton, "Dominique" by the Singing Nun, "Walk Like a Man" by the Four Seasons and "He's So Fine" by The Chiffons.
Speaking of Ed Sullivan, something that didn't happen on his show in 1963 was a scheduled performance by Bob Dylan. The singer-songwriter was supposed to appear on the show in May of that year but canceled the gig after censors rejected the song he was going to sing.
Dylan was going to perform "Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues," a satirical number about the conservative John Birch Society. A few days earlier, Dylan played it for Sullivan, who seemed to have no issue with it.
Notable births from 1963 include Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Mike Meyers, Conan O'Brien and Helen Hunt.
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Other major events include Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech. The Equal Pay Act was enacted, calling for equal pay for men and women.
Famous deaths include poet Robert Frost, country western singer Patsy Cline and President John F. Kennedy.
One thing that has remained constant, in terms of baseball since 1963, has been Vin Scully. The 86-year-old broadcaster for the Dodgers is still going strong and will be back next year. He actually started as voice of the team in 1950 when they were the Brooklyn Dodgers.
But he won't be doing anymore games this year: The Dodgers lost to the Cardinals in the National League Championship Series.
—By CNBC's Mark Koba. Follow him on Twitter