2018-03-01 / Fun & Games


1. What was the longest pop 45 single of the 1960s?

A. “Hey Jude” by the Beatles

B. “Louie, Louie” by The Kingsmen

C. “Mac Arthur Park” by Richard Harris

D. “Let’s Twist Again” by Chubby Checker

2. Name three of the nine “core” Mouseketeers who

dominated the first three years of “The Mickey Mouse Club.”

3. For what starring role in a television series was Edd

“Kookie” Burns best known?

A. “77 Sunset Strip”

B. “Route 66”

C. “Hawaii Five 0”

D. “My Little Margie”

4. Where was President Lyndon Johnson given the oath of

office as the 36th leader of the United States?

5. Which country launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial

Earth satellite, in 1957?

A. Japan

B. Israel

C. Russia

D. United States

6. What was the winningest professional basketball team of

the decade of the 1960s?

A. Boston Celtics

B. Philadelphia Warriors

C. Cincinnati Royals

D. Baltimore Bullets

7. What was the best-selling car of the 1960s in the U.S.?

8. In 1959 and 1960, two beautiful young women from the

same state won the Miss America crown. What state did they

represent and what were their names?

9. Where did Col. Sanders first sell his Kentucky Fried

Chicken during the Great Depression?

10. Which women’s fashion designer is credited with

creating the “new look” of the 1950s that exaggerated the

hourglass shape of the female figure?

A. Charles James

B. Cristobal Balenciaga

C. Pierre Cardin

D. Christian Dior

1. “Mac Arthur Park” beat out “Hey Jude” by 7 seconds as the longest song recorded on a 45 record in the 1960s.

2. Of the 28 original Mouseketeers hired in 1955, only 22 were left by October of that year, shortly after the show began airing. Of that number, nine dominated the show. They included Sharon Baird, Bobby Burgess, Lonnie Burr, Tommy Cole, Annette Funicello, Darlene Gillespie, Cubby O’Brien, Karen Pendleton and Doreen Tracey.

3. Edd “Kookie” Burns was a valet parking attendant in the series “77 Sunset Strip” and his trademark was the constant combing of his piled-high, greasystyled hair in the popular private detective series that also starred Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Burns also appeared in “Grease” as television teen-dance show host Vince Fontaine.

4. Johnson took the oath aboard Air Force One at Love Field in Dallas, following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Judge Sarah T. Hughes issued the oath and Johnson was flanked by his wife, Lady Bird, and by Jacqueline Kennedy, the new widow of the 35th president.

5. Russia launched the polished metal sphere on Oct. 4, 1957. This success triggered the Space Race, which was an important component of the Cold War.

6. The Celtics take the crown, winning nine of 10 championships in the decade.

7. The VW beetle owned the highways in that decade, both in the U.S. and world-wide.

8. In 1959, Mary Ann Mobley of Brandon, Miss., claimed the title Miss America. In 1960, she crowned Lynda Lee Mead of Natchez, Miss.

9. Col. Sanders’ roadside restaurant was in Corbin, Ky. The first franchise opened in 1952 in Utah.

10. Christian Dior takes the prize for his voluptuous creations, which stood in stark contrast to the necessarily austere and fabricconserving designs of the previous two decades.

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