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The Year 1961

What happened in 1961? 10 Questions.

 
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1

Who was appointed the 100th Archbishop of Canterbury in June 1961?

  • Martin Ramsey
  • Frederick Ramsey
  • Michael Ramsey

2

What was discovered near Chichester, Sussex, in August 1961?

  • Roman mosaics
  • Mammoth bones
  • Viking long boat

3

Who won the Ladies' Singles Championships at Wimbledon in July 1961?

  • Angela Mortimer
  • Christine Truman
  • Billy Jean King

4

Which spy was given a 42-year jail sentence following his trial at the Old Bailey in 1961?

  • Kim Philby
  • Donald Burgess
  • George Blake

5

London's West End saw the arrival of satirical humour with the production of 'Beyond the Fringe'. Which pair were not part of the original line-up?

  • Alan Bennet and Jonathan Miller
  • David Frost and John Cleese
  • Peter Cook and Dudley Moore

6

In April 1961 it was announced, in Paris, that Britain had applied to join which institution?

  • NATO
  • Common Market
  • UN

7

Which island received its independence from the UK in October 1961?

  • Malta
  • Gibraltar
  • Cyprus

8

What became available on the NHS in December 1961?

  • Viagra
  • Oral contraceptive pill
  • Hearing aids

9

What did Rudolf Nureyev do whilst in Paris with the Kirov Ballet in June 1961?

  • Broke his leg
  • Requested political asylum
  • Married

10

In August 1961 construction started on which controversial structure?

  • Sydney Opera House
  • Berlin Wall
  • Royal Festival Hall

 

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