1955 Trivia Quiz Questions and answers
What happened to José Antonio Remón Cantera, president of
A: He was assassinated at a race track in Panama City.
Who then became president of Panama?
A: José Ramón Guizado.
Who was the first African-American singer to perform at the
Metropolitan Opera in New York City?
A: Marian Anderson.
USS Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine, does
A: Puts to sea for the first time, from Groton, Connecticut.
What board game makes its debut?
A: The game Scrabble.
The Pentagon announces a plan to do what?
A: Develop ICBMs (intercontinental ballistic missiles) armed with nuclear weapons.
United States Congress authorizes President Dwight D.
Eisenhower to do what?
A: To use force to protect Formosa from the People's Republic of China.
The United States Seventh Fleet helps the Republic of China
A: Evacuate Chinese Nationalist army and residents from the Tachen Islands to Taiwan.
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends what to South
A: The first U.S. advisors.
Jim Henson builds the first version of what?
A: Kermit the Frog.
KXTV of Stockton, California, signs on the air in the
United States, becoming what?
A: 100th commercial television station in this country.
Winston Churchill resigns as Prime Minister of the United
Kingdom for what reason?
A: Ill-health at the age of 80.
The Salk polio vaccine, having passed large-scale trials
earlier in the United States, receives what?
A: Full approval by the Food and Drug Administration.
Where does Ray Kroc open his first
A: In Des Plaines, Illinois.
West Germany joins what?
A: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
What television quiz program premiered on
CBS-TV in the
A: The $64,000 Question.
What Disney animated film, premiered in Chicago?
A: Lady and the Tramp.
Ruth Ellis is hanged for murder in London, becoming the
A: Last woman ever to be executed in the United Kingdom.
What amusement park opens to the public in Anaheim,
The first nuclear-generated electrical power is sold
commercially, partially powering what town?
A: The town of Arco, Idaho.
What hurricane hits the northeastern United States, killing
over 200 people?
First edition of what book is published in
A: Guinness Book of Records.
What famous actor dies in a car wreck?
A: James Dean.
What long-running TV western debuts on the CBS-TV network?
What happened to Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the
A: He suffered a coronary thrombosis while on vacation in Denver, Colorado.
What hugely popular Disney TV show debuts on the
network in the United States?
A: The Mickey Mouse Club.
The Brooklyn Dodgers finally do what?
A: Win the World Series, defeating the New York Yankees 2–0 in Game 7 of this year's baseball playoff.
The Soviet battleship Novorossiysk explodes at moorings in
Sevastopol Bay, killing how many?
A: 608, the Soviet Union's worst naval disaster.
In Montgomery, Alabama,
Rosa Parks refuses to give up her
seat to make room for a white passenger and is what?
A: Arrested, leading to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial
Organizations merge to become what?
A: The AFL–CIO.
General Motors becomes the first American corporation to do
A: Make a profit of over one billion dollars in one year.