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The Year 1960

What happened in 1960? 10 Questions.

 
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1

In November 1960 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' by D H Lawrence was made freely available following its prosecution under the Obscene Publications Act. How much was a Penguin paperback book in 1960?

  • 17.5p
  • 25p
  • 10p

2

In May 1960 Princess Margaret married Antony Armstrong-Jones. Where did they get married?

  • St Paul's Cathedral
  • Westminster Cathedral
  • Westminster Abbey

3

In December 1960, what came to an end?

  • Rationing
  • National Service
  • Debutantes being presented at Court

4

Who set a new record for sailing across the Atlantic in July 1960?

  • Steve Fossett
  • Francis Chichester
  • Alec Rose

5

In March 1960, plans are announced for what?

  • Thames flood barrier
  • A new bridge across the Thames
  • A clean-up operation for the Thames

6

Where did Europe's first moving pavement, the 'Travelator' come into service in September 1960?

  • Bank station, London
  • Porte de Vincennes, Paris
  • Staz Termini, Rome

7

In January 1960 construction began on the Aswan High Dam in Egypt. Who was Egypt's President at this time?

  • Naguib
  • Sadat
  • Nasser

8

What was the venue for the VIII Winter Olympics in February 1960?

  • St Moritz, Switzerland
  • Squaw Valley, California
  • Innsbruck, Austria

9

In November 1960 John F Kennedy beat Richard Nixon in the Presidential election in the United States. How many Presidents had there been before JFK?

  • 32
  • 33
  • 34

10

What did Nikita Krushchev famously pound on the table at the UN General Assembly meeting in October 1960?

  • The Soviet flag
  • His chair
  • His shoe

 

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