1962 Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

60s trivia quiz questions with answers from the year of 1962.

 

1962 Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Western Samoa becomes independent from what country?
A:  New Zealand.

NAACP Executive Secretary Roy Wilkins praises U.S. President John F. Kennedy's what?
A: "personal role" in advancing civil rights.

Who does Pope John XXIII excommunicate?
A: Fidel Castro.

What does New York City introduce?
A: A subway train that operates without a crew on board.

What does the Organization of American States do?
A: They suspend Cuba's membership.

Two of the high-wire "Flying Wallendas" are killed, when what happened?
A: When their famous 7-person pyramid collapses during a performance in Detroit.

The United States embargo against what country is announced?
A: Cuba.

 

The Sunday Times in the United Kingdom becomes the first paper to print a what?
A: A color supplement.

The United States Government bans all  what?
A: U.S.-related Cuban imports and exports.

A coal mine explosion in Saarland, West Germany kills how many miners?
A:  299.

Captured American spy pilot Francis Gary Powers is exchanged for whom?
A: Captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel in Berlin.

Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev first dance together in a Royal Ballet performance of what?
A: Giselle in London.

The S. S. Kresge Company opens its first what, in Garden City, Michigan?
A: Kmart discount store.

Wilt Chamberlain scores how many points in a single National Basketball Association basketball game?
A: 100 points.

 

Who Bob Dylan releases his what?
A: His debut album, Bob Dylan, in the United States.

What fast food restaurant is founded by Glen Bell in Downey, California?
A: Taco Bell.

At the 34th Academy Awards ceremony, what film wins Best Picture?
A: West Side Story.

The Century 21 Exposition World's Fair opens where?
A: In Seattle.

The Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes into the what?
A: The Moon.

Twelve East Germans escape via a what?
A: A tunnel under the Berlin Wall.

Juan Carlos of Spain marries whom?
A: The Greek Princess Sophia in Athens.

 

Nazi Adolf Eichmann is what?
A: Hanged at a prison in Ramla, Israel.

Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin escape from where?
A: The Alcatraz Island prison, and the men are never heard from again.

The United States Supreme Court rules that mandatory prayers in public schools are what?
A: Unconstitutional.

American artist Andy Warhol premieres what exhibit in Los Angeles?
A: His Campbell's Soup Cans.

AT&T's Telstar, the world's first commercial what , is launched into orbit and activated the next day?
A: Communications satellite.

The Rolling Stones make their debut at what club?
A:  London's Marquee Club, Number 165 Oxford Street.

Telstar relays the first what?
A: Live trans-Atlantic television signal.

 

Marilyn Monroe found dead from what?
A: An overdose of sleeping pills and chloral hydrate.

The South African government arrests Nelson Mandela in Howick, and charges him with what?

A: Incitement to rebellion.

Marvel Comics publishes Amazing Fantasy#15, which features the first published appearance of what superhero?
A: Spider-Man.

Beatles drummer Pete Best is fired and replaced by whom?
A:  Ringo Starr.

Where do the Beatles record their first single, 'Love Me Do'?
A: At Abbey Road Studios in London.

Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring is released, giving rise to what?
A: The modern environmentalist movement.

The first black student, James Meredith, does what?
A: Registers at the University of Mississippi, escorted by Federal Marshals.

 

Johnny Carson takes over as permanent host of what?
A:  NBC's Tonight Show, a post he would hold for 30 years.

Dr. No, the first James Bond film, premieres where?
A: In UK theaters.

A U-2 flight over Cuba takes photos of Soviet nuclear weapons being installed, and what begins?
A: The Cuban Missile Crisis.

In a televised address, U.S. President John F. Kennedy announces what to the nation?
A: The existence of Soviet missiles in Cuba.

An agreement is signed between Britain and France to develop what?
A: The Concorde supersonic airliner.