Did these historic events happen when Star Trek was originally on the air?

How well do you remember the years 1966 to '69?

The 1960s were some of the most important years in human history. Great strides and change were occurring in all spheres of human life, from politics to pop, from science to sci-fi. 

Of course, this decade also gave us Star Trek: The Original Series, the pioneering series that launched an entire universe of imagination.

Star Trek made its premiere on September 8, 1966, with "The Man Trap." The show ended its run with "Turnabout Intruder" on June 3, 1969. 

In that nearly three-year span, a lot happened in the world. But do you know if these specific things happened during that span? See if you can guess if the following historic events occurred between September '66 and June '69. Good luck!

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  1. Did the Beatles make their debut on The Ed Sullivan Show when 'Star Trek' was on the air?
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  2. Did McDonald's introduce the Big Mac when 'Star Trek' was originally on the air?
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  3. Did the Chiefs play the Packers in the first ever Super Bowl when 'Star Trek' was originally on the air?

  4. Was JFK assassinated when 'Star Trek' was originally on the air?
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  5. Was the Woodstock music festival held when 'Star Trek' was originally on the air?
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  6. Was Richard Nixon elected president when 'Star Trek' was originally on the air?
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  7. Did Disneyland open when 'Star Trek' was originally on the air?
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  8. Did 'The Andy Griffith Show' air its final episode when 'Star Trek' was originally on the air?
  9. Were both Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall of 'The Breakfast Club' born when 'Star Trek' was originally on the air?
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  10. Did computer engineer Ray Tomlinson send the world's first email when 'Star Trek' was originally on the air?
  11. Was this iconic soccer ball design — with 32 black and white panels of hexagons and pentagons — introduced to the sport when 'Star Trek' was originally on the air?
  12. Did Neil Armstrong set his foot on the moon when 'Star Trek' was originally on the air?
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  13. Did American icon Helen Keller die when 'Star Trek' was originally on the air?
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Did these historic events happen when Star Trek was originally on the air?

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Joe 1 month ago
I got one wrong and NO congratulations in the final score. It's like getting a great test score and the teacher didn't put a gold star on my paper! :)

Barry22 4 months ago
11/13, Did Helen Keller wat......., nope, not gonna say it.
cperrynaples Barry22 4 months ago
Were you going to ask if her last word was "water"? Yeah, I went there! Fun Fact: Patty Duke met her during the making of "The Miracle Worker"!
Barry22 cperrynaples 4 months ago
I was going to say watch Star Trek. So I did boldly go there.
cperrynaples 4 months ago
11/13! Missed 11 and 13! PS NBC ran reruns until September '69, so technically 5 and 12 are correct! However, since you established the last new episode as the end, I answered no!!
13/13. I think METV was going for when the shows originally aired, not reruns. But, I could be wrong.
Yeah, I know what they meant! I just said that NBC continued to run the show in the summer of '69!
Stephen 4 months ago
You got 13 out of 13
Some of these were rather surprising, no? A lot happened around that time. Relive the era by taking more '60s quizzes!

Did a whole lot of guessing.

Groovy! Where did you find the nautilus shell designed clock?
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