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Joseph Heller - He began writing the novel in 1953.Who wrote and published the classic novel, Catch-22 in 1961?

Bay of Pigs Invasion - They were unsuccessful.Name the conflict whereby CIA-trained forces of Cuban exiles attempted to invade southern Cuba in an effort to overthrow Fidel Castro in 1961.

1960 - On March 5th.In what year did Elvis Presley return to civilian life after spending two years away in the U.S. Army.

Martin Luther King Jr - Martin was a Baptist minister and a civil rights activist.Who delivered the well-known speech "I Have a Dream" in August of 1963?

Spacewar! - The game saw each player taking control of a spaceship and attempting to destroy the other.One of the first known computer video games was invented in 1962. What was it called?

Woodstock - Thirty-two different acts performed in front of 500,000 people.What music festival was held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm in 1969?

1963 - They were developed by Western Electric.In what year were Touch-Tone telephones introduced?

John F. Kennedy - John was the commander of a PT-109 during World War II in the South Pacific.What President of the United States was assassinated in November of 1963?

The Beatles - The Beatles formed in Liverpool in 1960.What famous band arrived from England at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in February of 1964?

Tokyo, Japan - The 1964 Winter Olympics were held in Innsbruck, Austria.Where were the 1964 Summer Olympics held?

Marilyn Monroe - Marilyn is buried at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, Los Angeles.The American actress Norma Jeane Baker died of a barbiturate overdose on August 5, 1962 at the age of 36. By what name is she better known?

Anthony Perkins - Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the movie stars Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, and Janet Leigh.Who played the role of Norman Bates in the 1960 horror movie, Psycho?

Ford - It was initially introduced as a hardtop and as a convertible.What company released the Mustang in 1964?

Star Trek - It ran for three seasons on NBC.What science fiction TV series created by Gene Roddenberry made its debut in 1966?

The Game of Life - Based on the 1860's game - The Checkered Game of Life.What well-known board game made its modern day version debut in 1960?

Harper Lee - The novel won the Pulitzer Prize.Who wrote and published the classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird in 1960?

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