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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Forty Years and Counting

The Woodrow Wilson Library in Falls Church, VA will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Saturday, March 31 from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by to enjoy a day of free fun and entertainment!

To commemorate this special event, we thought we’d test your knowledge on the year 1967. How much do you know about film, music, sports and other pop culture from four decades ago?

1. In 1967, the NCAA basketball champion was:
a. UCLA
b. Texas Western
c. Michigan

2. The Grammy song of the year was:
a. “Up, Up and Away,” Jimmy Webb, songwriter
b. “Michelle,” John Lennon and Paul McCartney, songwriters
c. “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Paul Simon, songwriter

3. Books published that year included:
a. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut and In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
b. The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Unsafe at Any Speed by Ralph Nader
c. The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron and A Garden of Earthly Delights by Joyce Carol Oates

4. A popular film in 1967 was:
a. “In the Heat of the Night”
b. “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”
c. “The French Connection”

5. The average cost of gas per gallon 1967 was:
a. 28 cents
b. 33 cents
c. 35 cents

We’ll give you the answers next time, but in the meantime, feel free to Ask a Librarian!

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