Pub quiz questions

  1. Which controversial bill, sponsored by MP David Steel, was passed in 1967 and came into force in 1968?
    The Abortion Act (1967)

  2. how many guns did the 15 members of the Great Train Robbery gang use between them in the raid?
    None
    1960s(5) History(5)
    1963

  3. What name was given to modern stamps from 1967 onwards because of the sculptors cameo bust of the queen?
    Machin Series
    Art(9) Leisure(8) 1960s(8)
    Designed by Arnold Machin, they replaced the Wilding series.

  4. In which year was the last judicial hanging in Britain?
    1964
    1960s(4) Crime(6)
    Both Peter Anthony Allen and Gwynne Owen Evans on the same day for the murder of John Alan West.

  5. With which sport is Jean-Clause Killy associated?
    Skiing
    Sports(6) 1960s(7)
    World cup winner 1967–68

  6. Which Argentinian Marxist, who became a bedroom poster icon of the 1960s, was one of Fidel Castro's closest advisers?
    Ernesto 'Che' Guevara

  7. On 17 August 1968, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown had a UK one hit wonder with which single?
    "Fire"
    The group did score a hit (self-titled) album, but neither the band nor Arthur Brown in his own right managed to secure another placing in the singles chart.

  8. What became available on the National Health Service in December 1961?
    The contraceptive pill

  9. What name did Neil Armstrong give to the spot where man first touch down on the Moon?
    Tranquility Base
    Space(6) 1960s(6)
    1969

  10. Which half-Russian actor played a conniving gladiator ring operator in the 1960 film Sparticus?
    Sir Peter Ustinov