What Happened In 1967?
67 Trivia Questions for 1967 History
1. Can you name the first Billboard Number One hit by The Doors?
Light My Fire
2. . According to the United States Census Bureau, what monumental event took place in November 1967?
The US population reached 200,000,000 people.
3. How many people lived in the World in 1967?
The estimated world population in 1967 was 3,468,521,724 people.
4. Who won the Stanley Cup in 1967?
In 1967, The Toronto Maple Leafs won over the Montreal Canadiens (4 games to 2)
5. What was the Biggest Number One Song of 1967?
To Sir With Love by Lulu
6. Who was President of the United States in 1967?
Lyndon B. Johnson (November 22, 1963 – January 20, 1969)
7. Ratified in 1967, what amendment to the United States Constitution deals with issues related to presidential succession and disability?
Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution
8. This nationwide informal event was centered in San Francisco’s neighborhood of Haight-Ashbury. It was a defining “Hippy Era”.
The Summer of Love
9. To the nearest quarter, what was the average movie theater ticket price in 1967?
10. Can you name the best-selling album in 1967?
More of The Monkees (#2 was Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which eventually outsold The Monkees in the years that followed)
11. What was the highest-grossing film of 1967?
12. Paul McCartney said on two occasions that “if anyone were the fifth Beatle”, it was this guy. Who?
Their manager, Brian Epstein (September 19, 1934 – August 27, 1967) )
13. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour debuted on CBS and ran from 1967 through April 1969. Can you name the brothers?
Tom and Dick Smothers
14. What was the Bestselling Fiction Book in 1967?
The Arrangement by Elia Kazan
15. How much did a Loaf of Bread cost in 1967?
16. How much did a Gallon of Milk cost in 1967?
17. How much was a pound of bacon in 1967?
18. Bonnie and Clyde was a 1967 American crime film starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the title characters. What were Bonnie and Clyde’s last names?
Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker
19. The Beatles released the Strawberry Fields Forever on a 45 rpm record as a “double A-sided” single in the United States. What was the other song on the record?
20. In 1967, what was the average life expectancy in the United States?
Men – 67.0 years, Women – 74.2 years.
21. This Pontiac brand automobile was produced to compete with the Ford Mustang and Mercury Cougar in 1967. Name that car.
22. The Graduate, neighbor Mr, Maguire said “I want to say one word to you. Just one word” to Benjamin Braddock. What was that word?
23. Although generally not considered part of the James Bond film franchise, Casino Royale was released in 1967. Who played James Bond in the film?
24. Voiced by Mel Blanc, this character was the mascot for Fritos Corn Chips until 1971.
25. On April 19, 1967, Kathy Switzer became the first woman to register and run in what annual event?
The Boston Marathon
26. ‘Ol’ Lonely’ represents what company and household product. At least five actors played the role.
Maytag (for laundry appliances like washer, dryer)
27. This ABC television program starred Sally Field as a woman training to be in a Roman Catholic religious order, in Puerto Rico who discovered that she had an unusual power when she wore her Cornette (habit). Name that show.
The Flying Nun
28. How much did a gallon of gas cost in 1967?
$0.33 per gallon
29. This syndicated program has been called the first daytime talk show. Name that show.
The Phil Donahue Show
30. Which celebrity did not appear to Batman and Robin through a window while they were climbing a wall: Jerry Lewis, Edward G. Robinson, Orson Wells, or Santa Claus?
Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985)
31. Introduced in 1967, this snack contains about 42% potato. Their slogan is “Once you pop, the fun don’t stop”. Name that snack.
32. What was the Top-Rated TV Show in the 1966/1967 season?
33. The Beatles released two of their most colorful albums in 1967. Name them.
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour
34. Can you name the drama about social issues, starring Sidney Poitier as Mr. Mark Thackeray?
To Sir, With Love
35. Name the world-famous monument that was relocated to Lake Havasu City, Arizona in 1967, and completed its new home in 1971.
The original London Bridge
36. This film was inspired by a real-life WWII unit of behind-the-lines demolition specialists from the 101st Airborne Division named the Filthy Thirteen.
The Dirty Dozen
37. Counter-culture icons Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin, among others, founded the Youth International Party in 1967. What did members of the group call themselves?
38. This 1990s TV and film star was officially Canada’s “Centennial Baby”, having been the first baby born on July 1, 1967, on Canada’s 100th Anniversary as a country.
39. How much did a dozen eggs cost in 1967?
40. What TV Batman star appeared as a bachelorette on The Dating Game in 1967?
Yvonne Craig (Batgirl/Barbara Gordon)
41. American astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee are killed when a fire broke in while testing what NASA space program?
Apollo (Apollo I)
42. According to the song Ode to Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry, on the third of June, a sleepy, dusty delta day, what did Billy Joe MacAllister do?
Jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge
43. Who won the 1967 World Series?
In 1967, The St. Louis Cardinals won, beating the Boston Red Sox (4 games to 3)
44. The Who and Jimi Hendrix both appeared at this 3-day California music event. Name the event.
Monterey Pop Festival
45. Can you name the last film in which Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn appeared together?
Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner
46. Which celebrity was NOT born in 1967: R. Kelly, J. K. Rowling, Kurt Cobain, or Vanilla Ice?
J. K. Rowling (born July 31, 1965)
47. Name the American fast-food chain that became an international entity with the opening of its first restaurant in Canada.
48. Who won the Superbowl in 1967?
Super Bowl I | On January 15, 1967 (1966 season), The Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs (35–10) at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
49. Who was Superbowl 1’s Most Valuable Player?
1967 MPV Superbowl I Bart Starr, Green Bay Packers
50. Respect reached number one on the Billboard Charts and is considered Aretha Franklin’s biggest solo hit. Who first released (and wrote) the song in 1965?
51. Although he was introduced as Snoopy’s friend in 1967, this yellow character didn’t get a name until 1970. Who is Snoopy’s little friend?
52. This anime cartoon was originally called Mach GoGoGo (pronounced ‘Mahha GoGoGo’). What was it called when it came to America?
53. Name the team that joined the NFL in 1967 as its sixteenth franchise.
New Orleans Saints
54. Who was the Time Magazine Man of the Year in 1967?
Lyndon B. Johnson
55. Can you name the interstellar government in which the primary characters in Star Trek lived?
The United Federation of Planets (The Federation)
56. The first demonstration of “slow-motion instant replay” on television was shown on what sports show during the “World Series of Skiing” at Vail, Colorado?
ABC’s Wide World of Sports
57. Held in Quebec, Canada, from April 27 to October 29, 1967. It is considered to be the most successful World’s Fair of the 20th century. What was it called?
Expo 67 (1967 International and Universal Exposition)
58. With 78 million viewers, this was the most-watched scripted television show until Dallas in 1980. Name that program.
59. What company used the slogan: “Melts in Your Mouth, Not in Your Hands”?
60. Can you name the first African American justice of the United States Supreme Court?
Thurgood Marshall (serving from October 1967 until October 1991)
61. This attraction opened at Disneyland, California, and was the among last rides that Walt Disney personally was involved in creating. It was also a successful Disney big-screen franchise. Name it.
Pirates of the Caribbean
62. Rudyard Kipling wrote an 1894 book that became Walt Disney’s 19th animated feature film. Name it.
The Jungle Book
63. Although this 1967 cartoon character only had 17 episodes, he was later the star of a live-action 1997 film, starring Brendan Fraser. Name that character.
George of the Jungle
64. Influential rock band released their first album in 1967, The Velvet Underground & Nico, and it featured a banana created by a well-known artist. Name the artist.
65. In Batman’s second season on ABC, who replaced Frank Gorshin as the Riddler?
66. What condiment company used the slogan: “Beanz Meanz …”?
67. Can you name the fifth theatrical James Bond film?
You Only Live Twice
Trivia Team Bonus Questions:
3. The Monkees’ third album was the first to be controlled and primarily performed by the members of the band. Name the album.
4. Who were the 1967 NBA Champions?
For the 1966-67 Season, Champion Philadelphia 76ers won 4 games to 2 over the San Francisco Warriors
5. Name the hospital where John F. Kennedy, Jack Ruby, and Lee Harvey Oswald were all pronounced dead.
Parkland Memorial Hospital, in Dallas Texas.
6. On October 3, 1967, Air Force Major William “Pete” Knight made the fastest flight of a powered aircraft, at a speed of 4,520 miles (7,270 km) per hour. The record still stands. Can you name the aircraft he was flying?
X-15 (experimental aircraft)
7. 400 million viewers watched the first live, international, satellite television production. At the end of the 2 1/2 hour broadcast, The Beatles premiered All You Need is Love. Name that program.
8. What Horse won the Kentucky Derby in 1967?
9. When he died in 1967, Dr. James Bedford, what did he become?
The first person whose body was cryopreserved (frozen) after legal death. His remains preserved at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation.