History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1960

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1960?

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Harold Macmillan makes this speech in Cape Town, in which it was heavily implied the British Government was intended to grant independence to many of its colonies.3rd February
Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete in the Winter Olympics at this North American location, but win no medals.18th February-28th Fenruary
Manchester City sign this Scottish striker from Huddersfield Town for a national record fee of £55,000.March
Jodrell Bank Observatory makes contact with this American satellite over a record-breaking distance of 407,000 miles.14th March
This horse race is televised for the first time.26th March
Bill Griggs of Northampton first markets these boots, characterised by their air cushioned soles and distinctive yellow stitching.1st April
The third child of The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh is christened, and given this name.8th April
In the first televised Royal marriage, the Princess Margaret weds this man.6th May
This African British colony gains its independence.26th June
This English navigator and yachtsman arrives in New York having made a solo crossing of the Atlantic in a record 40 days.21st July
Cyprus gains independence from the UK, but these Sovereign Base Areas remain British Overseas Territories.16th August
This Liverpudlian band performs under this name for the first at a concert in Hamburg, Germany.17th August
Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete in the Summer Olympics in this European city, winning 24 medals, 2 gold.25th August-11th September
This West African country gains independence from the UK.1st October
With the closure of the Sheffield Tramway, this northwestern town becomes the only place in England with electric trams.8th October
The Queen launches Britain's first naval vessel of this type, HMS Dreadnought, at Barrow-in-Furness.21st October
Michael Woodruff performs the first successful transplant of this organ in the UK.25th October
This D. H. Lawrence novel sells 200,000 copies on its first day of publication, after Penguin Books is found not guilty of obscenity in the related legal case.10th November
This soap opera first airs on ITV.9th December
Procter & Gamble introduce this washing-up liquid brand.Undated

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