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Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers About The Year of 1969

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Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers About The Year of 1969

Australian media baron Rupert Murdoch purchases what?
A: The largest selling British Sunday newspaper, The News of the World.

Ohio State defeats who in the Rose Bowl to win the national title for the 1968 season?
A: USC.

Led Zeppelin releases the first what?
A: Led Zeppelin album.

The New York Jets upset what team in Super Bowl III, 16-7?
A: Baltimore Colts.

Richard Milhous Nixon succeeds who as the 37th President of the United States of America?
A: Lyndon Baines Johnson.

After 147 years, the last issue of what is published?
A: The Saturday Evening Post.

Fourteen men, 9 of them Jews, are executed in Baghdad for what?
A: For spying for Israel.

 

In Cairo, who is elected Palestine Liberation Organization leader at the Palestinian National Congress?
A: Yasser Arafat.

A huge oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara, California, closes what?
A: The city's harbor.

The Boeing 747 makes what?
A: Its maiden flight.

The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the First Amendment applies to what?
A: Public schools.

In Toulouse, France the first what is conducted?
A: Concorde test flight.

In a Los Angeles court, Sirhan Sirhan admits that he killed whom?
A: Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy.

Jim Morrison is arrested in Florida for what?
A: indecent exposure during a Doors-concert three days earlier.

 

In Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to what?
A: Assassinating Martin Luther King Jr.

Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after doing what?
A: Testing the Lunar Module.

Golda Meir becomes the first female prime minister of what country?
A: Israel.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono are what?
A: Married at Gibraltar.

Where did President Dwight D. Eisenhower die after a long illness?
A: In the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

British troops arrive in Northern Ireland to reinforce what?
A: The Royal Ulster Constabulary.

Robin Knox-Johnston becomes the first person to do what?
A: Sail around the world solo without stopping.

 

Apollo 10 returns to Earth, after a successful 8-day test of what?
A: All the components needed for the upcoming first manned Moon landing.

The Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne accidentally rams and slices what ship in two?
A: The American destroyer USS Frank E. Evans, killing 74 American seamen.

After a 23 game match, Boris Spassky defeats whom to become the World Chess Champion in Moscow?
A: Tigran Petrosian.

Who gets elected President of France?
A: Georges Pompidou.

Judy Garland dies of a what?
A: A drug overdose in her London home.

Who is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States by retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren?
A: Warren E. Burger.

Neil Armstrong descends a ladder to become the first human to do what?
A: Step onto the surface of the Moon.

 

What happens to Brian Jones, musician and founder of The Rolling Stones?
A: He drowns in his swimming pool at his home in Sussex, England.

The United States' $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially what?
A: Withdrawn from circulation.

An estimated 500 million people worldwide watch in awe as Neil Armstrong does what?
A: Takes his historic first steps on the Moon.

Followers of Charles Manson murder Sharon Tate, who was what at the time?
A: 8 months pregnant.

What festival is held in upstate New York, featuring some of the top rock musicians of the era?
A: Woodstock.

Category 5 Hurricane Camille, the most powerful tropical cyclonic system at landfall in history, hits the Mississippi coast, killing how many people?
A:  248 people.

Donald and Doris Fisher open the first what, on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco?
A: Gap store.

 

Lieutenant William Calley is charged with 6 counts of premeditated murder, for the 1968 what?
A: My Lai Massacre deaths of 109 Vietnamese civilians in My Lai, Vietnam.

The first-ever episode of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is broadcast on what TV network?
A:  CBS.

San Francisco Giant Willie Mays becomes the first player since Babe Ruth to do what?
A: To hit 600 career home runs.

What trial begins in Chicago, Illinois?
A: The Chicago Eight trial.

What TV sitcom is broadcast for the first time?
A: The Brady Bunch on ABC.