Companies of the 1960s – List

I. FOUNDED 1960-1975 (by year) 

1960

  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Duane Reade
  • Eastpak
  • Electroglas
  • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  • Golden West Books
  • IBP, Inc
  • Interpublic Group of Companies
  • Jackson Hewitt
  • Medtronic
  • NationsBank
  • Playboy Club
  • Santa Barbara Bank & Trust
  • Scan Furniture
  • Sea-Land Service
  • Sealed Air Corporation
  • SGS-Fairchild
  • Teradyne
  • Tower Records
  • Tyco International

1961

  • Amelco Semiconductor (by Fairchild; Teradyne acquired)
  • Balani Custom Clothiers
  • Blue Ribbon Sports (“BRS”to Nike ’78)
  • Burgerville
  • Cabela’s
  • Claire’s
  • Frito-Lay
  • Haagen-Dazs
  • Humana
  • J.B. Hunt
  • Memorex
  • Mesabi Trust
  • Mylan
  • Scientific Data Systems
  • Signetics Corporation
  • Six Flags

1962

  • ABC Bank (Wolfforth State Bank)
  • AquaTec Corp (WaterPik)
  • CB Richard Ellis
  • Cox Communications
  • Crate & Barrel
  • DressBarn
  • Education Management Corp
  • Electronic Data Systems
  • K-tel International
  • Kohl’s
  • Medina Agricultural Products
  • Molectro
  • Motel 6
  • Parker & Parsley Petroleum Co (Pioneer Nat. Resources)
  • Pay ‘n Pak
  • Piedmont Airlines
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Raymond James
  • Red Barn (restaurant)
  • Rodeway Inn
  • Service Corporation International
  • Taco Bell
  • Target
  • Turbonique
  • Unimation
  • Wal-Mart Stores
  • Wet Seal Corp.

1963

  • Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (The)
  • Comcast
  • Computer Associates
  • Cook Group
  • CVS/pharmacy
  • Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlor
  • GE Aviation Systems
  • General Microelectronics
  • Hudson Valley Financial
  • Land’s End
  • Limited Brands
  • Limited (The)
  • Los Alamos National Bank
  • Mary Kay Cosmetics
  • MCI Communications
  • Pennzoil
  • Rent-a-Center

1964

  • Arby’s
  • Blimpie
  • Bose Corporation
  • Guitar Center
  • Intelsat Corporation
  • King World Productions
  • Merv Griffin Enterprises
  • MESA Petroleum
  • Midstate Airlines
  • Murphy Oil
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Pierre Lafond [Montecito, CA]
  • Ronco
  • Sabre Corporation
  • Syncrude
  • Tesoro Petroleum
  • Tim Hortons
  • Triarc (Arby’s)
  • Wawa (convenience store)

1965

  • Air California
  • Air Midwest
  • Air Wisconsin
  • Analog Devices
  • Audiovox
  • Cavenders
  • Dolby Laboratories
  • Gensler
  • Gold’s Gym
  • Haskell Company (The)
  • Northwestern Air
  • Petco
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House
  • Subway (restaurant)
  • T.G.I. Friday’s

1966

  • American Memory Systems
  • Best Buy (est. as Sound of Music)
  • Bowers & Wilkins (B&W)
  • Brita
  • Camping World
  • Chyron Corporation
  • Dollar Rent-a-Car
  • Jabil Circuit
  • K-Swiss
  • MasterCard (Master Charge)
  • Northeast Utilities
  • North Face
  • Peet’s Coffee
  • Princess Cruises
  • Quince Tree Press (The)
  • Randall’s Food Markets
  • Republic Parking System
  • Robert Mondavi
  • Steak and Ale
  • Swift Transportation (trucking)
  • World Class Champ. Wrestling

1967

  • Applied Materials
  • Ashgate Publishing
  • Big Lots
  • Chick-fil-A (est. as the Dwarf Grill)
  • Corp. for Public Broadcasting
  • Ford of Europe
  • Hovnanian Enterprises
  • IMAX Corporation
  • Intersil
  • Lowepro
  • McDonald’s Canada
  • McDonnell Douglas
  • McMoran Oil & Gas
  • New Line Cinema
  • Pizza Pizza
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • Ryland Group
  • The Salt Lick (TX)
  • Southwest Airlines
  • The Pantry
  • Toll Brothers
  • Trader Joe’s (started as nautical-themed market, South Pasadena)

1968

  • Air West
  • Advanced Memory Systems
  • Apple Records
  • Brown’s Gun Shop (becomes Ed Brown Products)
  • Calvin Klein
  • Cincinnati Financial
  • Cogar Corporation
  • Data General
  • Fastenal
  • Freymiller Trucking
  • Hospital Corporation of America
  • Hyatt International (Hyatt Corp. 1957)
  • Intel
  • Landstar System
  • Lorimar Productions
  • MasterCraft Boat Company
  • Monolithic Memories
  • Nabors Industries
  • North American Systems (Mr. Coffee, 1970)
  • Nutting Associates (video games)
  • PGA Tour
  • Qualcomm
  • Precision Monolithics
  • Red Lobster
  • Roy Rogers
  • Sir Speedy
  • South Central Bell
  • Tele-Communications, Inc.

1969

  • Advanced Micro Devices
  • AlphaGraphics
  • Arch Coal
  • Capricorn Records
  • Chicago Pacific Corporation
  • Children’s Place (The)
  • Coleman Carpet Cleaners (California)
  • CompuServe
  • Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
  • Danaher
  • DHL Express
  • Dingo (boots) 
  • Doubletree
  • Econo Lodge
  • ENSCO, Inc.
  • Equity Residential
  • Fortune Brands
  • Four Phase Systems
  • Gap Stores
  • Jordache
  • KinderCare Learning Centers
  • Kmart Australia
  • Korn/Ferry
  • Long John Silver’s
  • Mercury Asset Management
  • MOS Technology
  • Mostek
  • Old Spaghetti Factory
  • Outdoor Adventure River Specialists (O.A.R.S.)
  • Penske Corporation
  • Precision Drilling
  • Primark
  • Quiksilver
  • Realty Income
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Sturm Ruger
  • SYSCO
  • Tenet Healthcare
  • Vishay Intertechnology
  • Wendy’s

1970

  • AmSouth Bancorporation
  • Boston Properties
  • Colonial Properities
  • Days Inn
  • Diamond Naturals
  • Jones Apparel Group
  • Seattle’s Best (Whidbey Island)
  • Sun Hydraulics Corporation (d.b.a. Helios Technologies)
  • Turner Broadcasting System
  • Western Digital
  • Wilson Greatbatch, Ltd.
  • Yankee Group (The)

1971

  • Ambac Financial
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Borders Group
  • Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc (Guidant)
  • Cardinal Health
  • Century 21 Real Estate
  • Charles Schwab & Co.
  • Cray Research
  • Crazy Eddies
  • Cuisinart
  • dbx, Inc
  • Devon Energy Corporation
  • DirectBuy
  • Eveready Inc.
  • Exar Corporation
  • Federal Express
  • GSD&M Idea City
  • Hub Group (transportation management)
  • Hungry Jack’s
  • NASDAQ
  • Paychex
  • Payless Car Rental
  • Polo Ralph Lauren
  • Powell’s Books
  • Regions Financial
  • Rockport Corporation
  • Schering-Plough
  • Schlotsky’s
  • Starbuck’s
  • Waste Management
  • Wire & Plastic Products [UK] (now WPP)

1972

  • Air Florida
  • Atari Corporation
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Carnival Corporation
  • Chicago Northwestern Trans Corp.
  • Clear Channel Corporation
  • ECCO (safety products design; engineering)
  • EMI Records
  • GT Distributors
  • Home Box Office (HBO)
  • Half Price Books
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Interdesign
  • International Microcircuits
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Patagonia
  • Phase Linear
  • PolyGram
  • Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits (opened as “Chicken on the Run”)
  • Royal Viking Line
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Spaghetti Warehouse
  • Super 8 Motels
  • Superior Industries
  • Weatherford International

1973

  • Apollo Group
  • Bain & Company
  • Billabong (clothing)
  • Cablevision
  • Compuware
  • Chessie System
  • Godfather’s Pizza
  • Golden Corral
  • Good Guys (The)
  • Men’s Wearhouse
  • Michael’s Stores
  • RE/MAX
  • River Street Sweets (Greensboro, SC)
  • Smoothie King
  • Solaray (nutritional supplements)
  • Steve’s Ice Cream
  • Streamlight
  • Telenet, Inc.
  • Vicarm, Inc.

1974

  • Arbor Drugs (acquired by CVS)
  • Arista Records
  • Dynetics
  • Foot Locker
  • Knights Inn
  • Tandem Computers
  • Tech Data
  • WMS Industries
  • Zilog, Inc.

1975

  • Billiard Factory
  • Brinker International
  • Chi-Chi’s
  • Chili’s
  • DeLorean Motor Company
  • FJ Tieman (Optelec)
  • International Game Technology
  • Linens ‘n Things
  • Microsoft Corp.
  • Sigma-Aldrich
  • Supercuts
  • Tellabs
  • ThunderCloudSubs (Texas)
  • Unversity Press of America
  • Vanguard Group (The)

II. Going Public 1960-1975 (alphabetically)

  • AIG 1969
  • Alberto-Culver 1961
  • AMD 1972
  • Analog Devices 1968
  • Apache 1969
  • Applied Materials 1972
  • ARAMARK 1960
  • Automatic Data Processing 1961
  • Ball Corporation 1972
  • Bard 1963
  • Becton Dickinson 1962
  • Bemis Company 1966
  • CB Richard Ellis 1968
  • Champion Enterprises 1962
  • Computer Applications, Inc. 1970
  • Deluxe 1965
  • Denny’s 1966
  • Diebold 1964
  • Dillard’s 1969
  • Dollar General 1967
  • EDS 1968
  • Family Dollar 1970
  • First American 1964
  • Fisher Scientific 1965
  • Flowers Industries 1968
  • Franklin Resources 1964
  • Gap Stores 1975
  • Golden West Financial 1968
  • H & R Block 1962
  • Harley Davidson 1965
  • Hasbro 1968
  • Herman Miller 1970
  • Hillenbrand 1971
  • Humana 1968
  • Hyatt Corporation 1962
  • Intel 1971
  • International Flavors & Fragrances 1964
  • Interpublic 1971
  • Jacobs Engineering 1970
  • Jo-Ann Stores 1969
  • KB Homes 1961
  • Kelly Services 1962
  • Laidlaw International
  • Leggett & Platt 1967
  • Lennar 1971
  • Levi Strauss 1971
  • Levitt & Sons 1960
  • Long’s Drugs 1961
  • Lowe’s 1961
  • Lubrizol 1960
  • Marsh & McLennan 1962
  • Mattel 1960
  • McDonald’s 1965
  • Merrill Lynch 1971
  • MESA Petroleum 1967
  • Molson Coors 1975
  • Mylan 1973
  • New York Times 1967
  • Newell Corporation 1972
  • Noble Energy 1972
  • Nordstrom 1971
  • Owens & Minor 1971
  • Payless Shoes 1962
  • Pier 1 Imports 1969
  • Pizza Hut 1972
  • Precision Cast Parts 1968
  • Progressive Corporation  1971
  • Pulte Homes 1969
  • Rite Aid 1968
  • Rowan Companies 1964
  • RPM 1963
  • Russell Corporation 1963
  • Ryland Group 1967
  • Safeguard Scientific 1967
  • Schlumberger 1964
  • Scholastic Corporation 1969
  • Scripps Holdings 1963
  • Sealed Air 1960
  • Service Corporation of America 1969
  • Servicemaster 1962
  • SYSCO 1970
  • Taco Bell 1965
  • Tandy Corporation 1960
  • Target 1966
  • Tenet Healthcare 1969
  • The Limited 1969
  • Transocean 1967
  • Tyson Foods 1963
  • Vishay Intertechnology 1974
  • Volt Information 1962
  • W.W. Grainger 1967
  • Wal-Mart Stores 1970
  • Washington Post 1971
  • Waste Management 1970
  • Weyerhauser 1963
  • Worthington Industries 1968
  • Xerox Corporation, 1961
  • Zion’s Bancorporation 1966

NON-AMERICAN COMPANIES FOUNDED 1960-1975
Valori & Cambi (Switzerland), 1961, precious metals refiner/mint
ECCO (Netherlands), 1963, footwear
Tokyo Electron (Japan), 1963, semiconductors
Berghaus Limited (England), 1966, camping & mountaineering eq. 
Baird & Co. (England), 1967, bullion dealer, refiner, and manufacturer
Baylis & Harding (England), 1970, body/bath/ cosmetics
A & P Group (England), 1971, shipping, marine engineering
Australian Bullion Company (“ABC”), 1972, precious metals refiner/mint
Foxconn (Taiwan), 1973, electronics, instruments assembly
Glencore, plc (Anglo-Swiss), 1974, non-precious metals mining
AmBank (Malaysia), 1975, retail banking/insurance

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ORGANIZATIONS
Young Americans for Freedom, 1960
Up with People, 1968

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