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1954 Trivia Quiz Questions with Answers from the 50s

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1954 Trivia Quiz Questions with Answers from the 50s

Avalanches in Austria kill how many people?
A: More than 200.

Marilyn Monroe marries what famous baseball player?
A: Joe DiMaggio.

The U.S.-based National Negro Network is established with how many member radio stations?
A: Forty-six.

The first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, is launched in Groton, Connecticut, by whom?
A: First Lady of the United States Mamie Eisenhower.

Elizabeth II becomes the first reigning monarch to visit where?
A: Australia.

President of the United States Dwight D. Eisenhower warns against his country's intervention in what?
A: Vietnam.

The first mass vaccination of children against what terrible disease begins in Pittsburgh, United States?
A: Polio.


Who became premier of Egypt?
A: Lt. Col. Gamal Abdel Nasser becomes.

Where do Four Puerto Rican nationalists open fire?
A: In the United States House of Representatives chamber, wounding five people.

Finland and Germany officially end what?
A: Their state of war.

Joey Giardello knocks out Willie Tory at Madison Square Garden, in the first what?
A: The first televised boxing prize fight to be shown in color.

RCA manufactures the first what?
A: Color television set.

The Soviet Union recognizes the sovereignty of what country?
A: East Germany. Soviet troops remain in the country.

Puerto Rico's first what begins broadcasting?>
A: Television station, WKAQ-TV,


In Toronto, what opens?
A: The first operational subway line in Canada.

What song does Bill Haley and His Comets record starting the rock and roll craze?
A: "Rock Around the Clock".

The U.S. Congress and President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorize the founding of what?
A: The United States Air Force Academy in Colorado.

Vladimir Petrov defects from the Soviet Union and asks for what?
A: Political asylum in Australia.

A Soviet spy ring is unveiled in what country?
A: In Australia.

Senator Joseph McCarthy begins hearings investigating the United States Army for what?
A: Being "soft" on Communism.

The Unification Church is founded in what country?
A:  South Korea.


Roger Bannister runs the first what?
A: Sub-four minute mile, in Oxford, England.

Brown v. Board of Education (347 US 483 1954): The U.S. Supreme Court rules what?
A: Unanimously that segregated schools are unconstitutional.

Chiang Kai-shek is reelected as the president of what?
A: The Republic of China by the National Assembly.

A fire on board what U.S. Navy aircraft carrier off kills 103 sailors?
A: USS Bennington.

Who committed suicide?
A: Early computer scientist Alan Turing.

What two words are added to the United States Pledge of Allegiance?
A: "Under God".

Sarah Mae Flemming is expelled from a bus in South Carolina for what?
A: Sitting in a white-only section.


Where does the world's first atomic power station open?
A: At Obninsk, near Moscow.

Who becomes the first Australian to win the British Open Golf Championship?
A: Peter Thomson.

Italians Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni become the first climbers to successfully what?
A: To reach the summit of the Himalayan peak K2.

The first issue of what magazine is published in the United States?
A: Sports Illustrated.

The last 'new' episode of The Lone Ranger radio program is broadcast, after how many episodes?
A:  2,956 episodes over a period of 21 years.

The Miss America Pageant is broadcast on what for the first time?
A: Television.

The USS Nautilus (SSN-571), the first “what” in the world, is commissioned into the U.S. Navy?
A: Nuclear-powered submarine.


Texas Instruments announces the development of the first what?
A: The first commercial transistor radio.

What comic strip, by Mort Walker and Dik Browne, is launched?
A: Hi and Lois.

The first Godzilla film premieres in what city?
A: Tokyo.

What happened to the main immigration port-of-entry in New York Harbor at Ellis Island?
A: It closed permanently.

In Sylacauga, Alabama, a four-kilogram piece of the Hodges Meteorite does what?
A: Crashes through the roof of a house badly bruising a woman.

The United States Senate votes 67–22 to condemn who?
A:  Joseph McCarthy for "conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute."


Where does the first Burger King open?
A: In Miami, Florida.

J. Hartwell Harrison, and Joseph Murray perform the world's first successful what?
A: Kidney transplant in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Boy Scouts of America desegregates on the basis of what?
A: Race.

The TV dinner is introduced by what American entrepreneur?
A: Gerry Thomas.

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