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The Year 1959

What happened in 1959? 10 Questions.

 
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1

Which British world champion racing driver was killed in a car crash at Guildford in January 1959?

  • Graham Hill
  • Mike Hawthorn
  • John Surtees

2

In January 1959, what proportion of Britons had television sets?

  • one-third
  • half
  • two-thirds

3

In February 1959 a state of emergency was declared in which British colony?

  • Southern Rhodesia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Australia

4

The M1 was opened to traffic in 1959. Who officiated at the opening ceremony?

  • The Queen
  • Ernest Marples
  • Harold Macmillan

5

The 'Mini' car went on sale in August 1959. Including purchase tax, what was the top price of this revolutionary car?

  • £500
  • £400
  • £300

6

Which record label was founded in America in January 1959?

  • Pye International Records
  • Walt Disney Records
  • Motown Records

7

Which football team won the 1959 FA Cup Final?

  • Manchester City
  • Nottingham Forest
  • Luton Town

8

In August 1959 Hawaii was admitted as the 50th US state. What is the state capital of Hawaii?

  • Hawaii
  • Kauai
  • Honolulu

9

What appeared on British bank notes for the first time in November 1959?

  • The Queen's head
  • The Union Jack
  • metallic thread

10

In The Queen's speech at the opening of Parliament, in October 1959, independence was promised to which two British colonies?

  • Australia and Canada
  • Cyprus and Australia
  • Nigeria and Cyprus

 

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