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

By: H&I Staff     Posted: July 31, 2019, 9:34AM
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?
  2. Did McDonald's introduce the Big Mac when 'Star Trek' was originally on the air?
  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?
  5. Was the Woodstock music festival held when 'Star Trek' was originally on the air?
  6. Was Richard Nixon elected president when 'Star Trek' was originally on the air?
  7. Did Disneyland open when 'Star Trek' was originally on the air?
  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?
  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?
  13. Did American icon Helen Keller die when 'Star Trek' was originally on the air?
Did these historic events happen when Star Trek was originally on the air?

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