20th Century: '50s or '60s?

Can you identify the correct decade for these 20th century events? For 1950s enter 5, and for 1960s enter 6.

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'Ben-Hur' movie released
Alaska and Hawaii became states of the US
Che Guevara executed
'2001: A Space Odyssey' movie released
Chuck Berry released 'Johnny B. Goode'
Malcolm X assassinated
Bay of Pigs invasion
Nina Simone released 'My Baby Just Cares for Me'
Muammar Gaddafi overthrew monarchy in Libya
Joseph Stalin died
Elvis Presley released 'Heartbreak Hotel'
Nixon became President of the United States
Dr. Seuss published 'The Cat in the Hat'
Prague Spring in Czechoslovakia
Suez Crisis
Event(5)0s or (6)0s
Programming language BASIC created
Joe DiMaggio’s last MLB appearance
Bob Dylan released 'Like a Rolling Stone'
'The Flintstones' TV show premiered
Fidel Castro overthrew Fulgencio Batista
Simon and Garfunkel released 'Mrs. Robinson'
'Mary Poppins' movie released
Assumption of Mary declared as a dogma
World’s first full-scale nuclear power plant
Inaugural season of Formula One
Female birth-control pill released in the US
Unimate, the first industrial robot introduced
CERN established
'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' movie released
Buddy Holly killed in a plane crash
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  • In this quiz, the 1950s is defined as the years from 1950 to 1959 inclusive; and the 1960s are the years from 1960 to 1969.
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Last Updated: Aug 23, 2017
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