The Telegraph has compiled a cool interactive timeline of the 60 years since Queen Elizabeth ascended the throne, here http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/the_queens_diamond_jubilee/9305109/Queens-Diamond-Jubilee-timeline-60-years-of-history-in-the-UK-the-world-and-the-Royal-Family.html
The decade when I made my entrance into the world shows a Pan Am 747. I see decimalization of the currency in the UK occurred in 1971. The penny farthing (¼ penny) bit the dust in this conversion, and the Pound became the Pound Sterling. In South Africa a decimal currency was actually introduced 10 years earlier almost to the day, on 14 February 1961. TWO South African Rand replaced one South African pound.