History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1961

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1961?

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This coin, worth 1/4 of a penny, ceases to be legal tender in the UK.1st January
The first episode of this 'spy-fi' television series, which focussed on John Steed (after the 1st series) and his female assistants, airs on ITV.7th January
The Sunday edition of this newspaper is first published.5th February
This sports car, capable of a top speed of 150 mph, is launched.3rd April
This western African country gains independence from the UK.27th April
The UK becomes a member of this economic organisation.2nd May
This London football club becomes the first club this century, and only the third in history, to achieve the Double, with their FA Cup victory over Leicester City.6th May
This man is sentenced to 42 years in prison, having been found guilty of being a double agent for the Soviet Union. He escaped 5 years later.8th May
The cathedral of this Surrey town is consecrated.17th May
Prince Edward marries this woman at York Minster.8th June
Michael Fisher is enthroned as the 100th holder of this religious position, succeeding Geoffrey Fisher.27th June
This company, specialising in products for pregnant women and general merchandise for children up to 8 years old, opens its first shop.September
3 people die and 35 are injured when a stand at this Scottish stadium collapses.16th September
This BBC religious music programme is first broadcast.1st October
The population of this south Atlantic island is evacuated to Britain due to a volcanic eruption.10th October
The first edition of this satirical magazine is published.25th October
The RAF participates in food drops to flood victims in this east African country.27th November
This Muriel Spark novel, following an Edinburgh teacher and her six students, is published.Undated
This Sheffield housing estate is opened.Undated

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