Celebrating 50 in 2016 by Egantx7

Champion(s):

WeikleB
I say what it occurs to me to say when I think I hear people say things. More, I cannot say.


Runner(s)-Up:

RobinJRichards
How many days until May?


Quiz Description

We already know that 2016 was the 50th playing of the Super Bowl ... surprisingly, there are several notable events celebrating 50th anniversaries this year. Here are 12 questions about 12 of them.

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Questions:

Star Trek is celebrating 50 years in 2016. Four days after Trek was launched, this series premiered. Part of the 50th anniversary celebration saw the release of the album Good Times! and the start of a 2016 tour in May.

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The Monkees

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the final tour of The Beatles. In what city did the band play their final tour concert, doing so on 29 August 1966.

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San Francisco, California

2016 marks the 50th anniversary since this country won its one and to date only FIFA World Cup.

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England

13 June will mark the 50th anniversary of this landmark Supreme Court decision. A slightly altered section of Chief Justice Earl Warren's decision soon became one of the most widely disseminated excerpts from any SCOTUS decision in history.

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Miranda (v. Arizona)

One anniversary not likely to be celebrated will be the 50th anniversary of the start of this era; an era that was started with the "May 16 Notice". This period of history lasted 10 years, and essentially ended with the overthrow of the Gang of Four.

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Cultural Revolution

In March 1966, this school defeated Kentucky for the NCAA mens basketball championship. It is the first time an all-African American starting five wins the national title (we'll take the current name, or the name it was known at the time).

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Texas Western Miners (aka UTEP)

Robert C. Weaver became the first African American to be appointed to a presidential cabinet. What executive agency did Weaver head?

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Housing and Urban Development

In January 1966, the first of the 32 aircraft of this type were put into service. With a cruising altitude of 80,000 feet and a top speed of nearly Mach 3.5, these aircraft could famously only fly once a week because of extensive pre- and post flight maintenance, but stayed in military service until 1998.

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SR-71 "Blackbird"

As Kurt Russell prepares to film Guardians of the Galaxy, vol. 2 it should be noted that this man died on 15 December 1966. According to some sources "Kurt Russell" were the last words this man was heard to have said.

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Walter Elias Disney

November 1966 saw Buzz Aldrin and Jim Lovell fly this mission, the last of its series. Because of fatalities two months later, this mission would be the last US manned space mission for nearly two years. Include the program name and mission number in your answer.

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Gemini XII

This musical opened on Broadway in 1966, and went on to win seven Tony Awards. This musical was based on the 1951 play I am a Camera, which in turn was based on the Christopher Isherwood book Goodbye to Berlin. Identify this musical that saw Joel Grey go on to become one of the few actors to win a Tony and an Oscar for the same musical role.

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Cabaret

This animated character first appeared in a comic strip on 22 August 1966. This character's last name is later revealed to be "Reichardt", and her perpetual grades of "D-" on every test come from a lack of sleep because her father works late, and she can't sleep until he returns home.

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Peppermint Patty