Statistics for Current Events by Year, 1950-1969

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YearHintAnswer% Correct
1969This person becomes the first human to walk on the moonNeil Armstrong
99%
1959This state becomes the 50th in the U.S.Hawaii
93%
1962This actress sings "Happy Birthday” to President KennedyMarilyn Monroe
90%
1964"Mania" ensues as this band visits the U.S.The Beatles
88%
1961The U.S. sponsors the Bay of Pigs invasion of this countryCuba
88%
1953This Soviet leader diesJoseph Stalin
87%
1963President Kennedy is assassinated in this American cityDallas
86%
1957This Russian satellite becomes the first man-made object to orbit EarthSputnik
84%
1950A major war begins on this Asian peninsulaKorea
80%
1955The Soviet Union signs this military agreement with seven Eastern Bloc countries{Warsaw} Pact
73%
1965This black nationalist leader is assassinated in HarlemMalcolm X
72%
1956Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of this country.Monaco
71%
1958This former general becomes President of France.Charles de Gaulle
68%
1951This television show, starring Lucille Ball, debuts on CBSI Love Lucy
57%
1968Viet Cong forces launch a major offensive on this Vietnamese holidayTet
54%
1952Elizabeth II succeeds this king as British monarchGeorge VI
51%
1960This still-running British soap opera airs for the first time{Coronation} Street
44%
1966This "Revolution" begins, replacing traditional Chinese values with Maoist onesCultural Revolution
43%
1967This rock musical, about a "tribe" of New York hippies, debuts off-BroadwayHair
43%
1954Bell Labs demonstrates this silicon device; modern computer chips have billionsTransistor
24%

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