Margaret's wedding invitation has the date of November 23, 1963 which is one day after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
Patio Diet Cola was introduced by Pepsi in 1963. Debbie Drake was their first spokeswoman and later the brand was renamed Diet Pepsi in 1964.
Bye Bye Birdie was a musical on Broadway that premiered in 1960. It was made into a theatrical production starring Ann-Margaret in 1963.
Don: Change isn't good or bad. It just is.
"Bye Bye Birdie" by Ann Margaret
"To Be Loved" by The Pentagons
Roger: (to Betty) Oh look, Princess Grace just swallowed a basketball.
This is a reference to Princess Grace of Monaco. Betty and her portrayor, January Jones, bear a strong resemblance to Princess Grace.
Love Among the Ruins is a poem by Robert Browning first published in 1855.