Trivia Questions For Seniors About the Year 1952
How many refugees does West Germany have inside its
A: 8 million.
What university admits its first black student?
A: The University of Tennessee.
In the United States, what is used for the first time in a
A: A mechanical heart.
Elizabeth II is proclaimed what?
A: Queen of the United Kingdom at St James's Palace, London, England.
What was held in Oslo, Norway.?
A: The Winter Olympics.
Emmett Ashford becomes the first what?
A: African-American umpire in organized baseball.
Prime Minister Winston Churchill announces what?
A: That the United Kingdom has an atomic bomb.
What British society is founded?
A: The British Psychological Society.
Where does General Fulgencio Batista re-takes power?
A: In Cuba.
The United States Senate ratifies a peace treaty with what
Tornadoes ravage what part of the U.S., leaving 208 dead?
A: the lower Mississippi River Valley.
U.S. President Harry S. Truman announces what?
A: That he will not seek reelection.
In the Hague Tribunal, Israel demands reparations worth how
much money from Germany?
A: $3 billion.
What happened during a severe storm in the West Ice, east
A: 78 seal hunters on 5 Norwegian seal hunting vessels vanish without a trace.
The American Research Bureau reports that the
I Love Lucy
episode, "The Marriage License" was the first TV show in history to what?
A: To be viewed in about 10,000,000 homes when the episode aired.
What U.S. aircraft flies for the first time?
A: The United States B-52 Stratofortress.
The United States Navy
aircraft carrier Wasp collides with
A: The destroyer Hobson while on exercises in the Atlantic Ocean, killing 175 men.
Lever House officially opens at 390 Park Avenue in
City, and it is the first what?
A: International Style skyscraper.
U.S. lieutenant colonels Joseph O. Fletcher and William P.
Benedict land a plane where?
A: At the geographic North Pole.
Who becomes the first woman to single-handedly sail the
A: Ann Davison.
The keel is laid for what U.S. nuclear submarine?
A: The USS Nautilus.
What ocean liner makes her maiden crossing of the Atlantic?
A: SS United States.
Where are the 1952 Summer Olympics held?
A: In Helsinki, Finland.
A magnitude 7.5 earthquake (Richter scale) strikes where in
Puerto Rico becomes a what?
A: Self-governing commonwealth of the United States.
The Treaty of Taipei between Japan and the Republic of
China goes into effect, to officially end what?
A: The Second Sino-Japanese War.
Dr. C. Walton Lillehei and Dr. F. John Lewis perform the
A: Open-heart surgery at the University of Minnesota.
The Soviet Union vetoes whose application for membership in
the United Nations?
The first British nuclear weapon is detonated in Australia
making the United Kingdom the what?
A: The third nuclear weapons state.
The United States successfully detonates the first what?
A: Hydrogen bomb, codenamed "Mike", at Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
United States presidential election, 1952: Republican
President Dwight D. Eisenhower defeats what Democrat Governor of Illinois?
A: Adlai Stevenson.
The first official passenger flight over what is made from
Los Angeles to Copenhagen?
A: The North Pole.
The first successful sex reasignment surgery was performed
in Kopenhagen, making George Jorgenson Jr. become whom?
A: Christine Jorgenson.
November 21 – A show trial in Czechoslovakia sentences 11 ex-communist officials (all of them Jews) to death.
Who takes office as the President of Mexico?
A: Adolfo Ruiz Cortines.
The first successful surgical separation of what is
conducted in Mount Sinai Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio?
A: Siamese twins.