1965 Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
President Johnson proclaims his "Great Society" during his
A: State of the Union address.
Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in for his own full term as
A: U.S. President.
The state funeral of Sir Winston Churchill takes place with
the largest assembly of statesmen in the world until what?
A: The 2005 funeral of Pope John Paul II.
A new red and white maple leaf design is inaugurated as the
A: Flag of Canada, replacing the Union Flag and the Canadian Red Ensign.
Joan Rivers makes her what?
A: Tonight Show debut.
Gambia becomes independent from the what?
A: The United Kingdom.
Ranger 8 crashes into the Moon, after a successful mission
of doing what?
A: Photographing possible landing sites for the Apollo program astronauts.
Who is assassinated in New York City?
Where does The Sound of Music premiere?
A: At the Rivoli Theater in New York City.
Some 200 Alabama State Troopers clash with 525 what?
A: Civil rights demonstrators in Selma, Alabama.
In Montgomery, Alabama, how many civil rights marchers
demonstrate at the Courthouse?
Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov, becomes the first person to what?
A: Walk in space.
Martin Luther King, Jr. leads 3,200 civil rights activists
in the third march from Selma, Alabama to where?
A: The capitol in Montgomery.
NASA launches the United States' first what?
A: 2-person crew (Gus Grissom, John Young) into Earth orbit.
Martin Luther King, Jr. and 25,000 civil rights activists
successfully end the what?
A: The 4-day march from Selma, Alabama, to the capitol in Montgomery.
At the 37th Academy Awards, My Fair Lady wins how many
What sports facility opens in
A: The Astrodome.
Charlie Brown and the Peanuts Gang appear on the cover of
April 17 – The first Students for a
march against the Vietnam War draws how many protestors to Washington, D.C.?
Teenage sniper Michael Clark kills 3 and wounds others
shooting at cars from a hilltop located where?
A: Along Highway 101 just south of Orcutt, California.
Pianist Vladimir Horowitz returns to the stage after how
A: After a 12-year absence.
The first skateboarding what is held?
Muhammad Ali knocks out Sonny Liston in the first round of
their championship rematch with the "what", at the Central Maine Civic Center in
A: The "Phantom Punch".
The first contingent of Australian combat troops arrives
A: In South Vietnam.
Astronaut Edward Higgins White makes the first U.S. what?
A: Space walk.
Sonny & Cher release what song which would go on to #1 in
the US, UK & Canada and establish them as international icons?
A: I Got You Babe.
U.S. spacecraft Mariner 4 flies by Mars, becoming the first
A: The first spacecraft to return images from the Red Planet.
The Maldives receive full independence from whom?
A: Great Britain.
What Beatles movie premieres?
President Johnson signs what into law?
A: the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
What rock group debuts at the Matrix in
San Francisco and
begins to appear there regularly?
A: The rock group Jefferson Airplane.
The Beatles perform the first stadium concert in the
history of rock, playing before 55,600 persons at what venue?
A: Shea Stadium in New York City.
Who announces his retirement after 55 years in
A: Casey Stengel.
Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches a what?
A: A perfect game in a baseball match against the Chicago Cubs.
The Tom and Jerry cartoon series makes its what?
A: World broadcast premiere on CBS.
Pope Paul VI visits what country?
A: The United States.
He appears for a Mass in Yankee Stadium and makes a speech
A: At the United Nations.
Pope Paul VI announces that the ecumenical council has
decided that Jews are not what?
A: Collectively responsible for the killing of Christ.
What soap opera debuts on NBC?
A: Days of Our Lives.
Craig Breedlove sets a new land speed record of what?
A: 600.601 mph (966.574 km/h).
A Charlie Brown Christmas, the first Peanuts television
special, debuts on CBS, quickly becoming what?
A: An annual tradition.
Gemini 6 and Gemini 7 perform the first what?
A: Controlled rendezvous in Earth orbit.