Headlines of the '60s Quiz

Headlines of the '60s Quiz

Jul 25, 2022

The ‘60s
They say if you can remember the ‘60s, you weren’t there, but as it’s 60 years ago now, it could just be the memory fading! Let’s see how well you remember some of the headlines on the world stage during the decade of peace, love and understanding…oh and a lot of war!

QUESTIONS

1. Who were the Cuban, USSR and USA leaders during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962? One point for each.

2. In what year did construction of the Berlin Wall commence with its prime aim being to keep East Germans from escaping to the West?

3. Which army colonel took power of Libya after overthrowing the monarchy there in 1969?

4. Which Argentinian revolutionary was captured and executed in Bolivia in 1967?

5. Who shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald in the basement of the Dallas Police Headquarters on 24 November 1963?

6. In 1964, which US President outlawed racial segregation in schools, public places and employment with the Civil Rights Act 1964?

7. Often referred to as the ‘King of Soul’, which singer was shot and killed at the age of 33 in the Hacienda Motel, Los Angeles in 1964?

8. Whose New York City Studio was known as, ‘The Factory’?

9. What unusual event happened to the Cuyahoga River in Ohio on 22 June 1969?
a. It caught fire
b. It froze
c. It disappeared
d. It became infested with alligators

10. In 1967 the first human heart transplant took place by Professor Christiaan Barnard in which country?

 

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ANSWERS

1. Who were the Cuban, USSR and USA leaders during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962? One point for each.
FIDEL CASTRO (Cuba) – NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV (USSR) – JOHN F. KENNEDY (USA)

2. In what year did construction of the Berlin Wall commence with its prime aim being to keep East Germans from escaping to the West?
1961

3. Which army colonel took power of Libya after overthrowing the monarchy there in 1969?
MUAMMAR AL-GADAFFI

4. Which Argentinian revolutionary was captured and executed in Bolivia in 1967?
ERNESTO ‘CHE’ GUEVARA

5. Who shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald in the basement of the Dallas Police Headquarters on 24 November 1963?
JACK RUBY

6. In 1964, which US President outlawed racial segregation in schools, public places and employment with the Civil Rights Act 1964?
LYNDON B. JOHNSON

7. Often referred to as the ‘King of Soul’, which singer was shot and killed at the age of 33 in the Hacienda Motel, Los Angeles in 1964?
SAM COOKE

8. Whose New York City Studio was known as, ‘The Factory’?
ANDY WARHOL

9. What unusual event happened to the Cuyahoga River in Ohio on 22 June 1969?
a. It caught fire
b. It froze
c. It disappeared
d. It became infested with alligators

A- IT CAUGHT FIRE (Time magazine described it as the river that ‘…oozes rather than flows’. The pollution in the river spurred the Clean Water Act and the federal Environmental Protection Agency creation)

10. In 1967 the first human heart transplant took place by Professor Christiaan Barnard in which country?
SOUTH AFRICA

 

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