1964 Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
A British firm, the Leyland Motor Corp., announces the sale
of 450 buses to the Cuban government, challenging what?
A: The United States blockade of Cuba.
What musical opens in New York's St. James Theatre?
A: Musical Hello, Dolly!.
What did John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth,
A: He resigned from NASA.
John Glenn announces that he will seek the what?
A: The Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator from Ohio.
Plans to build the New York City "what" are announced?
A: World Trade Center.
The 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution,
prohibiting the use of poll taxes in national elections, is what?
Where are the 1964 Winter Olympics held?
A: In Innsbruck, Austria.
Ranger 6 is launched by NASA, on a mission to do what?
A: To carry television cameras and crash-land on the Moon.
Cuba cuts off the normal water supply to what?
A: The United States Guantanamo Bay Naval Base.
The Beatles appear on what TV show?
A: The Ed Sullivan Show.
The Supreme Court of the United States rules that
congressional districts have to be what?
A: Approximately equal in population.
Cassius Clay beats Sonny Liston in Miami Beach,
and is crowned what?
A: The heavyweight champion of the world.
The government of Italy asks for help to what?
A: Keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from falling over.
President Johnson announces that the United States has
A: A jet airplane capable of sustained flight at more than 2,000 miles per hour.
Constantine II becomes King of Greece, upon the death of
A: His father King Paul.
The United States Supreme Court rules that under the First
Amendment, speech criticizing political figures cannot be what?
What model car rolls off the assembly line at Ford Motor
Company for the first time?
A: The first Ford Mustang.
Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor do what for the first
A: Get married.
What James Bond movie premiers in U.S. movie theaters?
A: From Russia with Love.
Sidney Poitier is the first African-American to win a what?
A: An Academy Award in the category Best Actor in a Leading Role.
What Stadium opens in Flushing, New York?
A: Shea Stadium.
The 1964 New York "what" opens?
A: World's Fair.
What do thieves steal in Copenhagen, Denmark?
A: The head of the Little Mermaid statue.
Twelve young men in New York City publicly burn what?
A: Their draft cards to protest the Vietnam war.
The crowd at a football match in Lima, Peru riots over a
referee's decision in the Peru-Argentina game resulting in what?
A: 319 are killed, 500 injured.
Nelson Mandela and 7 others are sentenced to what?
A: Life imprisonment in South Africa, and sent to the Robben Island prison.
Three civil rights workers, Michael Schwerner, Andrew
Goodman, and James Chaney, are murdered near Philadelphia, Mississippi, by whom?
A: A local Klansmen and a deputy sheriff.
Jim Bunning pitches a what?
A: A perfect game for the Philadelphia Phillies, the first in the National League since 1880.
President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into
law, abolishing what?
A: Racial segregation in the United States.
The U.S. sends 5,000 more military advisers to what
A: South Vietnam, bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000.
The bodies of what murdered civil rights workers are
A: Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney
What film has its world premiere in Los Angeles?
A: Walt Disney's Mary Poppins.
What new TV show starring Elizabeth Montgomery, premieres
The Kinks release their first what?
A: Album, Kinks.
Twenty-three men and thirty-one women escape to West Berlin
A: A narrow tunnel under the Berlin Wall.
American civil rights movement leader Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. becomes the youngest recipient of the what?
A: Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded to him for leading non-violent resistance to end racial prejudice in the United States.
The film version of the hit Broadway stage musical My Fair
Lady premieres where?
A: In New York City.
Incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson defeats what
Republican challenger with over 60 percent of the popular vote?
A: Barry Goldwater.
What aircraft makes its first flight at Palmdale,
A: The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.
What team defeats the Baltimore Colts, 27-0, in the
National Football League Championship Game?
A: The Cleveland Browns.