Non-US, Non-UK Events by Year, 1950-1969

Based on these clues, guess these things that happened each year in countries outside of the United States and the United Kingdom.
1963 refers to the book's subtitle
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Year
Event
Answer
1969
Yasser Arafat becomes chairman of this Palestine organization
PLO
1968
Following student protests and street battles, this president flees France
Charles de Gaulle
1967
Christiaan Barnard conducts the first successful transplantation of this organ
Heart
1966
Sukarno transfers his executive powers to Suharto, in this country
Indonesia
1965
Language in which Catholic masses were usually held until the end of the Second Vatican Council
Latin
1964
Zanzibar and Tanganyika merge into this state
Tanzania
1963
Report on Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann's trial: "The Banality of ___"
Evil
1962
This French colony gains independence after a bloody war
Algeria
1961
East German leader Ulbricht claims that "nobody intends to erect" this kind of construction
Wall
1960
This city is founded to serve as Brazil's capital
Brasília
1959
He replaces Fulgencio Batista as the leader of Cuba
Fidel Castro
1958
This Gaul warrior makes his comic book debut
Astérix
1957
The European Economic Community, a precursor of this organization, is established
European Union
1956
An attempted revolution in this country is crushed by Soviet intervention
Hungary
1955
This Argentine leader is exiled
Juan Perón
1954
This Japanese movie, later remade as "The Magnificent Seven", is released
The Seven Samurai
1953
Prime minister Mohammad Mosaddegh is overthrown in this country
Persia
1952
Albert Schweitzer receives this prize for his humanitarian work in Africa
Nobel Peace
1951
This initiative, officially called the "European Recovery Program", expires
Marshall Plan
1950
This secret police is founded in East Germany
Stasi
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Level 74
Jan 26, 2020
1961: What Ulbricht said has gained some notoriety in Germany and is often parodied. His squeaky voice makes the phrase even more ridiculous. The claim was made just two months before construction began.
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Level 74
Jan 26, 2020
1963: Hannah Arendt, who published the report, was a Jewish German philosopher who had fled the country before WWII. She called Eichmann a buffon and cracked up about his statements, despite the heinous crimes. Eichmann was apparently earnest in thinking of himself as a person of high morality who had diligently done his duty. Both her book and this subtitled interview are highly recommended.
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Level 58
Jan 26, 2020
Well, the comments here are certainly a cut above the norm on Jetpunk!

I never knew about the French President "fleeing" France in '68, but I see it's true (although he never lost power, as might be inferred).

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Level 74
Jan 26, 2020
Thanks! I meant to comment on 1968, forgot about it.
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Level 74
Jan 26, 2020
1968: Despite the great unrest during the May protests including general strikes, things quickly calmed down. The Gaullist party won an absolute majority at the ensuing parliamentary elections. De Gaulle himself quickly returned and remained president. He resigned the following year for unrelated reasons.
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Level 74
Jan 26, 2020
Still, 1968 has become known as a starting point of liberalization in French society. The year has a similar significance in other countries. In Germany, it is seen as the point at which the students protested against the Nazi legacy of previous generations. The word '68er' is also used in a similar way as 'hippie'.
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Level 55
Jan 26, 2020
Some of these answers are a bit unforgiving on the type-ins
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Level 74
Jan 26, 2020
Which ones?
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Level 43
Oct 23, 2020
Typed Nobel Prize, then Peace Prize, both weren't accepted
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Level 74
Oct 23, 2020
These are not specific enough. There are several Nobel Prizes, and several Peace Prizes.
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Level 81
Jan 26, 2020
Hard to believe the one I missed was about comic books, but who the heck is *?

Also, pretty culturally chauvunistic of you to not include any questions at all about Zambia.

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Level 74
Jan 27, 2020
Honestly, I was torn between Latin and having another "this country" clue. Good catch on *, that's actually where the name comes from. The comic was made for kids (here's the most famous adaptation) but grownups enjoy the satirical elements (example from the same movie).