Trivia Quiz Questions And Answers From The
60s - Miscellaneous questions from 1960
Construction begins in
Egypt on what project?
A: The Aswan High Dam.
What is signed between the United States and Japan in
A: The Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security.
A mine collapses at Coalbrook, South Africa, killing how
Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh descend into what?
A: The Mariana Trench in the bathyscaphe Trieste, reaching the depth of 35,797 feet.
They became the first human beings to reach what?
A: The lowest spot on Earth.
A section of lunch counter from the Greensboro, North
Carolina Woolworth's is now preserved where?
A: In the Smithsonian.
The first CERN "what" becomes operational in Geneva,
A: Particle accelerator.
Joanne Woodward receives the first "what" on the
Walk of Fame?
Lucille Ball files for divorce from whom?
A: Desi Arnaz after 19 years of marriage.
Elvis Presley receives his what from the U.S. Army?
A: Honorable discharge.
The United States announces that how many American soldiers
will be sent to Vietnam?
Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev meets whom?
A: French president Charles de Gaulle in Paris.
The United States launches the first what?
A: Weather satellite, TIROS-1.
At the 32nd Academy Awards ceremony, what movie wins a
record number of Oscars, including Best Picture?
What Elvis Presley song is recorded for the first time?
A: Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Several Soviet surface-to-air missiles shoot down an
A: Lockheed U-2 spy plane.
What happened to its pilot, Francis Gary Powers of the
Central Intelligence Agency?
A: He is captured.
Dwight D. Eisenhower signs what act into
A: The Civil Rights Act of 1960.
The U.S. nuclear-powered submarine USS Triton, under the
command of Captain Edward L. Beach, Jr., completes what?
A: The first underwater circumnavigation of the Earth.
What satellite is launched into orbit by the Soviet Union?
A: Sputnik 4.
Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion announces what?
A: That Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann has been captured.
What begins broadcasting in the city of Auckland?
A: New Zealand's first television station.
U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy wins what?
A: The California Democratic primary.
What pizza restaurant is founded?
The new 50-star Flag of the United States is first what?
A: Officially flown over Philadelphia.
Harper Lee publishes what novel?
A: To Kill a Mockingbird.
The Woolworth Company's lunch counter in Greensboro, North
Carolina, does what?
A: Serves a meal to its first black customer.
Niger becomes independent from what country?
In response to a United States embargo against Cuba, Fidel
Castro does what?
A: Nationalizes all American and foreign-owned property in Cuba.
Chad becomes independent from what country?
Joseph Kittinger parachutes from a balloon over
from about what altitude?
A: About 102,800 feet.
The Mediterranean island of Cyprus receives its
independence from what country?
A: The United Kingdom.
The trial of whom begins in Moscow?
A: The American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers.
American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers is sentenced to how
long in prison for espionage?
A: 10 years.
Where do the 1960 Summer Olympic Games begin?
A: In Rome.
The leading candidates for President of the United States,
Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy, make the first what?
A: Televised debate.
Nigeria becomes the 99th member of what?
A: The United Nations.