1968 Trivia Quiz - Questions With Answers About The Year 1968
Who is chosen as the leader of the Communist Party in
A: Alexander Dubček.
The Green Bay Packers defeat what team by the score of
33-14 in Super Bowl II at the Miami Orange Bowl?
A: The Oakland Raiders.
An earthquake in Sicily kills and injures how many people?
A: It kills 380 and injures around 1,000.
A U.S. B-52 Stratofortress crashes in Greenland,
discharging 4 what?
A: Nuclear bombs.
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In debuts on what TV network?
North Korea seizes the USS Pueblo, claiming the ship
A: Its territorial waters while spying.
Where are the 1968 Winter Olympics held?
A: In Grenoble, France.
What leaks from the U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground near
Skull Valley, Utah?
A: Nerve gas.
The United States Congress repeals the requirement for a
A: Gold reserve to back U.S. currency.
Joan Baez marries what activist?
A: David Harris in New York.
The film 2001: A Space Odyssey premieres in what location?
A: Washington, D.C.
What happens to Martin Luther King, Jr. ?
A: He is shot dead at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
President Johnson signs what?
A: The Civil Rights Act of 1968.
The musical Hair officially opens on what?
What happened to Braniff Flight 352?
A: It crashes near Dawson, Texas, killing all 85 persons on board.
What happens to the U.S. nuclear-powered submarine
A: It sinks with 99 men aboard, 400 miles southwest of the Azores.
Helen Keller dies at what age?
A: At 87 years old.
What happens to U.S. presidential candidate Robert F.
A: He is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan Sirhan, and dies
the next day.
Who is arrested for the assassination of Martin Luther
A: James Earl Ray.
The film Rosemary's Baby premieres in what country?
A: The U.S.
The soap opera One Life to Live premieres on what
What semiconductor company is founded?
The first International Special Olympics Summer Games are
held at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill, with about how many athletes attending?
A: 1,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities.
Pope Paul VI publishes the encyclical entitled Humanae
vitae, condemning what?
A: Birth control.
Arenal Volcano erupts in what country for the first time in
A: Costa Rica.
The Republican National Convention in Miami Beach, Florida
nominates who for U.S. President and Spiro Agnew for Vice President?
A: Richard Nixon.
France explodes its first what?
A: Hydrogen bomb.
John Gordon Mein, US Ambassador to Guatemala, is
A: On the streets of Guatemala City, making him the First US Ambassador
assassinated in the line of duty.
Detroit Tiger Denny McLain becomes the first
pitcher to win what?
A: 30 games in a season since 1934. He remains the last to accomplish the feat.
What TV cop show debuts on CBS, and eventually becomes the
longest-running crime show in television history, until Law & Order overtakes it
A: Hawaii 5-O.
What TV show debuts on CBS and is still on the air as of
A: 60 Minutes.
At Paine Field, near Everett, Washington in the United
States, Boeing officially rolls out its new what?
A: 747 for the media and the public.
Detroit Tigers win the 1968 World Series, defeating what
A: St. Louis Cardinals 4 games to 3.
The Games of the XIX Olympiad are held where?
A: In Mexico City, Mexico.
Equatorial Guinea receives its independence from what
Led Zeppelin makes their first live performance where?
A: At Surrey University in England.
Former U.S. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy marries whom?
A: Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis on the Greek island of Skorpios.
Yale University announces it is going to do what?
A: Admit women.
The Farmington Mine disaster in Farmington, West Virginia,
kills how many men?
The Beatles release their self-titled album popularly known
as the what?
A: White Album.
The 12th episode of Star Trek 3rd season is aired,
featuring the first-ever what on U.S. national television?
A: Interracial kiss. It was between Lieutenant Uhura and Captain James T. Kirk.
David Eisenhower, grandson of former U.S. President Dwight
D. Eisenhower, marries whom?
A: Julie Nixon, the daughter of U.S. President-elect Richard Nixon.
Led Zeppelin makes their American debut in what city?
A: Denver, CO.
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