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
A: When their famous 7-person pyramid collapses during a performance in Detroit.
The United States embargo against what country is
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
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
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.
At the 34th Academy Awards ceremony, what film wins Best
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
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?
American artist Andy Warhol premieres what exhibit in Los
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?
Beatles drummer Pete Best is fired and replaced by whom?
A: Ringo Starr.
Where do the Beatles record their first single, 'Love Me
A: At Abbey Road Studios in London.
Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring is released, giving rise
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
A: The Concorde supersonic airliner.