The Sixties - 7

Published: Friday 12th May 2023A free quiz about the history of the 1960s.
  1. Which US prison closed in March 1963?
  2. Born with the real name Leonard, who in 1961 became the first of the Marx Brothers to die?
  3. Where did Martin Luther King Jnr deliver his "I Have a Dream" speech in August 1963?
  4. What was televised for the first time in April 1966?
  5. Which 100-1 outsider won the 1967 Grand National after numerous other horses fell?
  6. The Russian author Boris Pasternak died in May 1960, with which novel is he most associated?
  7. Released in October 1962 what was the title of the first official James Bond movie?
  8. Which TV station commenced broadcasting in the UK on April 20th 1964?
  9. What name was given to the followers of the Communist Party of Kampuchea, who fought a civil war in Cambodia from 1967 to 1975?
  10. Which BBC series of 1962 gave Brian Blessed his first big TV break?
  11. On which motor racing circuit did Jim Clark crash to his death in 1968?
  12. Who in March 1965 became the first man to walk in space?
  13. Which zany comedy series was first broadcast on BBC television in October 1969?
  14. Which ocean liner made its final transatlantic journey in September 1967?
  15. Who in June 1961 was enthroned to become the 100th Archbishop of Canterbury?
  16. In which year was the 70mph speed limit introduced on UK roads?
  17. Who was the U2 spy plane pilot shot down over Russia in May 1960?
  18. Which two African nations merged in 1964 to form Tanzania?
  19. On whose farm did the legendary Woodstock festival of 1969 take place?
  20. Geoff Hurst scored a hat trick in England's 4-2 World Cup win over West Germany in 1966, who scored the other goal?
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