1956 Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers - 50s Trivia
By popular demand, Peter Pan, starring Mary Martin, is
A: Restaged live by Producers' Showcase on
Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser vows to do what?
A: Reconquer Palestine.
The 1956 Winter Olympic Games open where?
A: Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.
British spies Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean resurface in
the Soviet Union after what?
A: After being missing for 5 years.
Elvis Presley enters the United States music charts for the
first time, with what song?
A: "Heartbreak Hotel."
Norma Jean Mortenson legally changes her name to what?
A: Marilyn Monroe.
Doris Day records her most famous song. What song is it?
A: Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be).
Morocco declares its independence from what country?
96 U.S. Congressmen sign the Southern Manifesto. What was
A: A protest against the 1954 Supreme Court ruling (Brown v. Board of Education)
that desegregated public education.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above what for the
Elvis Presley releases his first what?
A: Gold Album titled Elvis Presley.
What hit Broadway
musical opens in New York City?
A: My Fair Lady.
Tunisia gains independence from what country?
The first episode of what soap opera is broadcast on the
CBS television network?
A: As the World Turns.
Actress Grace Kelly marries whom?
A: Rainier III, Prince of Monaco.
Heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano retires having
A: Lost a professional boxing match.
Elvis Presley performs "Hound Dog", on what TV show?
A: The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip
Playwright Arthur Miller appears before the what?
A: The House UnAmerican Activities Committee.
Gamal Abdel Nasser becomes the what?
A: The 2nd president of Egypt.
Actress Marilyn Monroe marries whom?
A: Playwright Arthur Miller.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Federal Aid
Highway Act, creating what?
A: The Interstate Highway System
Where was the first Lockheed U-2 spy plane flown over?
A: The Soviet Union.
At New York City's Copacabana nightclub, Dean Martin and
Jerry Lewis perform their what?
A: Last comedy show together.
The Italian ocean liner SS Andrea Doria sinks after
colliding with what?
A: The Swedish ship SS Stockholm in heavy fog, killing 51.
A joint resolution of Congress is signed by President
Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing what?
A: "In God we trust" as the U.S. national motto.
Elvis Presley appears on what TV show for the first time?
A: The Ed Sullivan Show.
What Cecil B. DeMille epic film, starring Charlton Heston
as Moses, is released in the United States?
A: The Ten Commandments.
13-year-old Bobby Fischer beats grandmaster Donald Byrne in
A: The Rosenwald Memorial Tournament in New York City.
The Huntley-Brinkley Report debuts on what TV network?
A: NBC-TV in the United States.
The United States Supreme Court declares illegal the state
and municipal laws requiring what?
A: Segregated buses in Montgomery, Alabama, thus ending the Montgomery Bus
The 1956 Summer Olympics begin in what city?
A: Melbourne, Australia.
Floyd Patterson wins the what?
A: The world heavyweight boxing championship.
What country becomes a member of the United Nations?
What TV game show debuts on CBS-TV?
A: To Tell the Truth.
Bob Barker makes his TV debut as host of what game show?
A: Truth or Consequences.
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