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Britain in the 1960s
"Continuing with the 1960s theme, see if you can remember some of the events that affected Great Britain during this period."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Which group of workers held a national strike in 1966 and nearly bought down the Government?
In June 1961 Britain sent troops into which country?
What major event occurred at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in 1968?
Professionals were allowed to compete
First Black Championship Winner
Matches were broadcast in colour
Tie breaks were introduced.
In 1966 someone famous escaped from prison and was never recaptured. What type of person was he?
Which Prime Minister, in the 1960s, was responsible for "The Night of the Long Knives"?
What type of catastrophe occurred in October 1966?
Coal waste slid down a mountain side
Gas rig blew up in the North Sea
An airliner crashed on the M1 Motorway
A ferry capsized in the Irish Sea
The hideout of the Great Train Robbers was found to be at which farm?
What was John Profumo's position in the Government when he became involved in the Christine Keeler affair?
Secretary of State for War
Minister in Charge of Aircraft Production
Chancellor of the Exchequer
What event occured on Brighton beach on Whit Monday 1964?
The clash between Mods and Rockers
The first Mr Universe contest was held in Britain
The opening of the first nudist beach in Britain
The first Gay Parade was was held in Britain
What, in 1965, was suspended for five years?
Demonstrations in Trafalgar Square
Beeching's axing of the railways
The death penalty
Who, in Britain, was known as "The Third Man"?
Who did Harold Wilson hold talks with on board HMS Tiger in 1966?
Lyndon B Johnson
Which ship, in 1967, was bombed by the RAF and Fleet Air Arm?
The Amoco Cadiz
The Sea Empress
The Torrey Canyon
When Barbara Castle was Minister of Transport she was responsible for a number of laws that to this day still remain on the statute book. Which law was she NOT responsible for?
70 mph speed limit
Compulsory car seat belts
What was in force for a trial period from February 1968 to October 1971?
Colour television broacasts
Abolishment of the death sentence
Permanent British Summer Time
Live broadcasts from the Houses of Parliament
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