History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1964

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1964?

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This music show first broadcasts on the BBC.1st January
This historical war film depicts the Battle of Rourke's Drift and stars Stanley Baker and Michael Caine.22nd January
Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete in the Winter Olympics in this European city, winning 1 gold medal.29th January-9th February
This south coast settlement is granted city status, the first such designation of the current reign.11th February
Peter Sellers marries this actress.19th February
For the first time since the Second World War, banknotes of this denomination are issued.21st February
The Queen gives birth to her fourth child, and gives him this name.10th March
This north Buckinghamshire village is announced as the centre of a new town to act as overspill for overpopulated London.19th March
Bradford sees the opening of this first purpose-built place of worship.29th March
This newly created governmental department takes over the duties of the War Office, Admiralty and Air Ministry, all of which cease to exist.1st April
This television channel begins scheduled broadcasting; its scheduled opening night the previous night was disrupted by power cuts.21st April
All schools in Aberdeen are closed following 136 cases of this disease, typically transitted through the ingestion of food or water contaminated with infected feces.29th April
This London club win their first ever FA Cup, beating Preston North End 3-2.2nd May
This Midlands shopping centre opens.29th May
This tower is completed in London, although it does not become operational until next year.15th July
This sports highlights programme first broadcasts on the BBC.22nd August
This bridge, linking Fife and Edinburgh, opens.4th September
This newspaper comes into circulation, replacing the Daily Herald.15th September
Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete in the Summerer Olympics in this Asian city, winning 18 medals, 4 gold.10th-24th October
Alec Douglas-Home is defeated by this man in the General Election, who becomes the first Labour Prime Minister for 13 years.15th October
This ITV soap opera airs for the first time.2nd November
MPs vote 355 to 170 to abolish this criminal punishment.21st December
This man sets the world speed record on water at 276.33 mph on Dumbleyung Lake in Australia.31st December
This car maker becomes the first Japanese car maker to import passenger cars to the UK, with the launch of the Compagno.Undated

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