The 1960s - Answers

Published: Tuesday 10th May 2011
  1. In February 1962 which UK newspaper became the first to produce a colour supplement? The Sunday Times.
  2. Which famous western leader died on January 24th 1965? Sir Winston Churchill.
  3. Debuting in US TV in January 1968, which TV series introduced Goldie Hawn to the world? "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In".
  4. Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space in April 1961, what was the name of the craft? Vostok 1.
  5. Where were the 1964 Winter Olympics held? Innsbruck, Austria.
  6. Who won the first ever Super bowl in January 1967? Green Bay Packers.
  7. Prime Minister Harold MacMillan made his famous "Wind of Change" speech in 1960, what events did this signal? The granting of independence to African nations.
  8. The Beatles released their first LP in March 1963, what was its title? "Please, Please Me".
  9. In which year of the 1960s was the State opening of parliament first televised? 1966
  10. Who was the first female Prime Minister of Israel in 1969? Golda Meir.
  11. Who first danced together in the Royal Ballet's performance of "Giselle" in 1962? Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev.
  12. Which TWO musicals dominated the 37th Academy Awards in 1965 winning 13 Oscars between them, including Best Actor and Best Actress? "My Fair Lady" and "Mary Poppins".
  13. Which famous sporting and entertainment venue opened in New York in February 1968? Madison Square Gardens.
  14. What unsuccessful attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro's Cuban government took place in April 1961? The Bay of Pigs Invasion.
  15. Who did Cassius Clay defeat in May 1964 to become the youngest ever World Heavyweight Champion? Sonny Liston.
  16. Who won the 1967 Eurovision Song Contest for the UK? Sandie Shaw with "Puppet on a String".
  17. What was the name of the US U2 pilot sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in the USSR for spying? Gary Powers.
  18. ZIP codes were introduced in the US in 1963, what does ZIP stand for? Zone Improvement Plan.
  19. Which future president was elected Governor of California in November 1966? Ronald Reagan.
  20. What event was held on Max Yasgur's farm in August 1969? The Woodstock Music and Art Fair [more commonly known as the Woodstock Festival].