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Current Events by Year, 1950-1969

Based on the clues, guess these things that happened in each year.
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First submittedAugust 27, 2013
Last updatedAugust 27, 2013
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Year
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1969
This person becomes the first human to walk on the moon
Neil Armstrong
1968
Viet Cong forces launch a major offensive on this Vietnamese holiday
Tet
1967
This rock musical, about a "tribe" of New York hippies, debuts off-Broadway
Hair
1966
This "Revolution" begins, replacing traditional Chinese values with Maoist ones
Cultural Revolution
1965
This black nationalist leader is assassinated in Harlem
Malcolm X
1964
"Mania" ensues as this band visits the U.S.
The Beatles
1963
President Kennedy is assassinated in this American city
Dallas
1962
This actress sings "Happy Birthday” to President Kennedy
Marilyn Monroe
1961
The U.S. sponsors the Bay of Pigs invasion of this country
Cuba
1960
This still-running British soap opera airs for the first time
Coronation Street
1959
This state becomes the 50th in the U.S.
Hawaii
1958
This former general becomes President of France
Charles de Gaulle
1957
This Russian satellite becomes the first man-made object to orbit Earth
Sputnik
1956
Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of this country
Monaco
1955
The Soviet Union signs this military agreement with seven Eastern Bloc countries
Warsaw Pact
1954
Bell Labs demonstrates this silicon device. Modern computer chips have billions
Transistor
1953
This Soviet leader dies
Joseph Stalin
1952
Elizabeth II succeeds this king as British monarch
George VI
1951
This television show, starring Lucille Ball, debuts on CBS
I Love Lucy
1950
A major war begins on this Asian peninsula
Korea
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level 54
Dec 21, 2013
Ohh... It is MalcoLm x. I'm so stoopid!
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level 51
Dec 21, 2013
Yes, I knew how to spell it, but just neglected to put in the second 'L." Thankfully, I knew the answer was correct and just had to go back and respell it correctly--only cost a second or two. 20/20 2:48
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level 73
Jan 22, 2014
the nice thing is that if you just type 'X' you will get it. :-)
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level 43
Dec 21, 2013
Requiring the "The" in the Beatles is pretty stingy.
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level ∞
Dec 22, 2013
That would be stingy indeed, but it's not required.
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level 22
Dec 21, 2013
This quiz relates so much to my IB History course this was like revision
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level 55
May 8, 2014
Oh...Korea is a peninsula.
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level 46
Dec 30, 2015
What on earth is 'I Love Lucy'!?
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level 79
May 8, 2016
A TV show that aired in the '50s.
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level 76
May 12, 2016
One of the iconic US shows starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz that is still being played today. The episodes about Vitameatavegamin and working in the chocolate factory are classic episodes. On the other hand, I've never heard of Coronation Street, but if it's that good I'm surprised there isn't a US knockoff version.
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level 73
May 20, 2016
It isn't good - it's a soap which is just as mind-numbingly pointless as the rest of them
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level 77
Nov 26, 2016
One of the most influential works of contemporary media, particularly on comedy and specifically the television sitcom, in history. The show that really marked the transition between Americans going out to the cinema or other places for entertainment and instead sitting at home around the television set.
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level 50
May 8, 2016
Surprised so many people don't know the Transistor. Guess I can't talk, I didn't know the city in which Kennedy was assassinated
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level 59
May 8, 2016
I tried "chip" and "microchip," wouldn't have thought of "transistor" - associate that more with radios.
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level 67
May 9, 2016
I tried about 8 different things before getting transistor.
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level 56
May 9, 2016
I hate to be picky, but Malcolm X was killed at the Audubon Ballroom at 165th Street & Broadway, which is firmly in Washington Heights, not Harlem. I know because I live nearby! It's a minor detail, I know, but he definitely was not killed in Harlem.
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level 38
Feb 5, 2018
You're absolutely right; but who is going to associate him with anywhere else but Harlem? - Perhaps if quizzes would identify it as Washington Heights, people would memorize it.
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level 18
May 11, 2016
I typed malcom x in lowercase please accept
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level 76
May 12, 2016
Try malcolm x in lower case.
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level 62
May 13, 2016
Or just x
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level 38
Mar 9, 2019
^ "malcolm" would have worked in lower or upper case. You apparently forgot the second "l" in his name.
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level 64
Dec 24, 2016
a bit amero-centric, I think
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level 38
Aug 24, 2019
Why do you demand "the" in beatles (beatlemania), but refuse to allow us to complete DeGaulle?(cut off, as usual, at DeGaul)
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