1954 Trivia Quiz Questions with Answers from the 50s
Avalanches in Austria kill how many people?
A: More than 200.
The U.S.-based National Negro Network is established with
how many member radio stations?
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
Who became premier of Egypt?
A: Lt. Col. Gamal Abdel Nasser becomes.
Where do Four Puerto Rican nationalists open
A: In the United States House of Representatives chamber, wounding five people.
RCA manufactures the first what?
A: Color television set.
The Soviet Union recognizes the sovereignty of what
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
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
A: USS Bennington.
Who committed suicide?
A: Early computer scientist Alan Turing.
What two words are added to the United States Pledge of
A: "Under God".
Sarah Mae Flemming is expelled from a bus in
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
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
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
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
A: The first commercial transistor radio.
What comic strip, by Mort Walker and Dik Browne, is
A: Hi and Lois.
The first Godzilla film premieres in what city?
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
The TV dinner is introduced by what American entrepreneur?
A: Gerry Thomas.