1966 Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers - 60s
Where does the first SR-71 Blackbird spy plane goes into
A: At Beale AFB.
What does President Lyndon Johnson state?
A: That the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended.
Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American Cabinet
member, by being appointed what?
A: United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
A B-52 bomber collides with a KC-135 Stratotanker over
Spain, dropping what?
A: Three 70-kiloton hydrogen bombs near the town of Palomares, and one into the sea.
Carl Brashear, the first African American United States
Navy diver, is involved in an accident during the recovery of a lost H-bomb
which results in what?
A: The amputation of his leg.
About 8,000 U.S. soldiers land in South Vietnam bringing
the U.S. troop total to what?
The unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft makes the first
controlled rocket-assisted landing on what?
A: On the Moon.
The National Hockey League announces it will expand to how
many teams for the 1967 season?
Soviet space probe Venera 3 crashes on Venus, becoming
A: The first spacecraft to land on another planet's surface.
Canadian Pacific Air Lines Flight 402 crashes during a
night landing in poor visibility at what airport?
A: Tokyo International Airport in Japan, killing 64 of 72 persons on board.
BOAC Flight 911 crashes in severe clear-air turbulence over
A: Mount Fuji soon after taking off from Tokyo International Airport.
French President Charles de Gaulle states that French
troops will be taken out of NATO and that all French NATO bases and HQ's must be
A: Closed within a year.
Who sets the National Hockey League single season scoring
record against the New York Rangers with his 51st goal?
A: Bobby Hull of the Chicago Blackhawks.
NASA spacecraft Gemini 8 conducts the first what?
A: Docking in space, with an Agena target vehicle.
Off the Mediterranean coast of Spain, the United States
Navy submersible DSV Alvin finds a missing what?
A: A U.S. hydrogen bomb.
The Soviet Union launches Luna 10, which later becomes the
first space probe to what?
A: Enter orbit around the Moon.
Leonid Brezhnev becomes General Secretary of the what?
A: Soviet Union, as well as Leader of the Communist Party of the U.S.S.R.
Who becomes the first woman to run the Boston Marathon?
A: Bobbi Gibb.
An artificial “what” is installed in the chest of Marcel
DeRudder in a Houston, Texas hospital?
Fiat signs a contract with the Soviet government to build a
car factory where?
A: In the Soviet Union.
Who do the Montreal Canadians defeat to win the Stanley
A: The Detroit Red Wings.
In New York City, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. makes his
first public speech on what?
A: The Vietnam War.
What attraction opens at
A: It's a Small World.
Fidel Castro declares martial law in Cuba because of what?
A: A possible U.S. attack.
Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon,
becoming the first U.S. spacecraft to do what?
A: Soft-land on another planet.
Civil rights activist James Meredith is shot while trying
to do what?
A: March across Mississippi.
The Supreme Court of the United States rules that the
police must inform suspects of what before questioning them?
A: Their rights.
What cities do U.S. planes begin bombing?
A: Hanoi and Haiphong.
President Johnson signs what act, which goes into effect
the following year?
A: The Freedom of Information Act
Richard Speck murders how many student nurses in their
The U.S. announces that a Lockheed U-2 reconnaissance plane
has disappeared over what country?
Martin Luther King Jr. leads a civil rights march in
Chicago, during which he is struck by a what?
A: A rock thrown from an angry white mob.
Braniff Flight 250 crashes in Falls City, Nebraska, killing
A: All 42 on board.
Who takes office as the president of Bolivia?
A: René Barrientos.
In the People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong begins the
A: Cultural Revolution to purge and reorganize China's Communist Party.
The Beatles end their US tour with a concert at what
A: Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
What science fiction television series, debuts on NBC-TV in
the United States?
A: Star Trek with its first episode, titled "The Man Trap".
Who becomes the new Prime Minister of South Africa?
A: B. J. Vorster becomes.
The Metropolitan Opera House opens at Lincoln Center in New
York City with the world premiere of what?
A: Samuel Barber's opera Antony and Cleopatra.
Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton found what organization?
A: The Black Panther Party.
The Baltimore Orioles defeat what team in Game 4 of the
World Series, 1–0, to sweep the series for their 1st World Championship?
A: Los Angeles Dodgers.
President Johnson signs a bill creating what?
A: The United States Department of Transportation.
Grace Slick performs live for the first time with what rock
A: Jefferson Airplane.
NATO moves its HQ from Paris to where?
The Cuban Adjustment Act comes into force, allowing 123,000
Cubans the opportunity to do what?
A: To apply for permanent residence in the United States.
Actor Ronald Reagan is elected what?
A: Governor of California.
John Lennon meets whom at the Indica Gallery?
A: Yoko Ono.
Gemini 12 splashes down safely in what ocean?
A;: The Atlantic Ocean, 600 km east of the Bahamas.
U.S. doctor Sam Sheppard is acquitted in his second trial
A: For the murder of his pregnant wife in 1954.
The Beatles begin recording sessions for what Album?
A: Their Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band L.P.
The Washington Redskins defeat the New York Giants 72–41 in
the highest scoring game in what?
A: NFL history.
What country is admitted to the United Nations?
Walt Disney dies while producing what?
A: The Jungle Book, the last animated feature under his personal supervision.
The Jerusalem Bible, a Roman Catholic translation, is
published in what language?