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1964 Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Fun 1964 trivia quiz questions with the answers.

 

1964 Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater announces that he will seek what?
A: The Republican nomination for President.

A British firm, the Leyland Motor Corp., announces the sale of 450 buses to the Cuban government, challenging what?
A: The United States blockade of Cuba.

In his first State of the Union Address, President Johnson declares a what?
A: A War on Poverty.

What musical opens in New York's St. James Theatre?
A: Musical Hello, Dolly!.

What did John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, do?
A: He resigned from NASA.

John Glenn announces that he will seek the what?
A: The Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator from Ohio.

Plans to build the New York City "what"  are announced?
A: World Trade Center.

 

The 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution, prohibiting the use of poll taxes in national elections, is what?
A: Ratified.

Where are the 1964 Winter Olympics held?
A: In Innsbruck, Austria.

Ranger 6 is launched by NASA, on a mission to do what?
A: To carry television cameras and crash-land on the Moon.

Cuba cuts off the normal water supply to what?
A: The United States Guantanamo Bay Naval Base.

The Beatles appear on what TV show?
A: The Ed Sullivan Show.

The Supreme Court of the United States rules that congressional districts have to be what?
A: Approximately equal in population.

Cassius Clay beats Sonny Liston in Miami Beach, Florida, and is crowned what?
A: The heavyweight champion of the world.

 

The government of Italy asks for help to what?
A: Keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from falling over.

President Johnson announces that the United States has developed what?
A: A jet airplane capable of sustained flight at more than 2,000 miles per hour.

Constantine II becomes King of Greece, upon the death of whom?
A: His father King Paul.

The United States Supreme Court rules that under the First Amendment, speech criticizing political figures cannot be what?
A: Censored.

What model car rolls off the assembly line at Ford Motor Company for the first time?
A: The first Ford Mustang.

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor do what for the first time?
A: Get married.

What Merv Griffin game show debuts on NBC?
A: Jeopardy!.

 

What James Bond movie premiers in U.S. movie theaters?
A: From Russia with Love.

Sidney Poitier is the first African-American to win a what?
A: An Academy Award in the category Best Actor in a Leading Role.

What Stadium opens in Flushing, New York?
A: Shea Stadium.

The 1964 New York "what" opens?
A: World's Fair.

What do thieves steal in Copenhagen, Denmark?
A: The head of the Little Mermaid statue.

Twelve young men in New York City publicly burn what?
A: Their draft cards to protest the Vietnam war.

The crowd at a football match in Lima, Peru riots over a referee's decision in the Peru-Argentina game resulting in what?
A:  319 are killed, 500 injured.

 

Nelson Mandela and 7 others are sentenced to what?
A: Life imprisonment in South Africa, and sent to the Robben Island prison.

Three civil rights workers, Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney, are murdered near Philadelphia, Mississippi, by whom?
A: A local Klansmen and a deputy sheriff.

Jim Bunning pitches a what?
A: A perfect game for the Philadelphia Phillies, the first in the National League since 1880.

President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law, abolishing what?
A: Racial segregation in the United States.

The U.S. sends 5,000 more military advisers to what country?
A:  South Vietnam, bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000.

The bodies of  what murdered civil rights workers are found?
A: Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney

What film has its world premiere in Los Angeles?
A: Walt Disney's Mary Poppins.

 

What new TV show starring Elizabeth Montgomery, premieres on ABC?
A: Bewitched.

The Kinks release their first what?
A: Album, Kinks.

Twenty-three men and thirty-one women escape to West Berlin through what?
A: A narrow tunnel under the Berlin Wall.

American civil rights movement leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. becomes the youngest recipient of the what?
A:  Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded to him for leading non-violent resistance to end racial prejudice in the United States.

The film version of the hit Broadway stage musical My Fair Lady premieres where?
A: In New York City.

Incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson defeats what Republican challenger with over 60 percent of the popular vote?
A: Barry Goldwater.

 What aircraft makes its first flight at Palmdale, California?
A: The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.

What team defeats the Baltimore Colts, 27-0, in the National Football League Championship Game?
A: The Cleveland Browns.