Quiz Questions And Answers From The 50s
The San Francisco and Los Angeles stock exchanges merge to
A: The Pacific Coast Stock Exchange.
Hamilton Watch Company introduces the first what?
A: Electric watch.
After 69 years the last issue of what magazine is
A: Collier's Weekly.
Elvis Presley appears on what
TV show for the 3rd and final
A: The Ed Sullivan Show.
What new toy product does Wham-O Company produce?
A: The first Frisbee.
Humphrey Bogart passes away after what?
A: A long battle with cancer.
Dwight D. Eisenhower is inaugurated for a what?
A: A second term as President of the United States.
What happens when Ku Klux Klan members force truck driver
Willie Edwards to jump off a bridge into the
A: He drowns as a result.
The first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, is
"what" on March 3, 1980?
The last person to be executed in New Zealand, Walter James
Bolton, is what?
A: Hanged at Mount Eden Prison for
poisoning his wife.
What Dr. Seuss story is published in the United States?
A: The Cat in the Hat.
Egypt re-opens what?
A: The Suez Canal.
The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests
what labor union leader?
A: Jimmy Hoffa and charges him with bribery.
The 29th Academy Awards
ceremony is held in Hollywood and
what movie wins Best Picture?
A: Around the World in 80 Days.
What horse wins the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in
A: Gallant Man.
What Elvis Presley film opens in theaters?
A: Loving You.
What International agency is established?
A: The International Atomic Energy Agency.
What local dance show produced by WFIL-TV in Philadelphia,
joins the ABC Television Network?
A: American Bandstand.
United States Senator Strom Thurmond sets the record for
the longest filibuster with his 24-hour, 18-minute speech railing against what?
A: A civil rights bill.
Governor Orval Faubus of Arkansas calls out the US National
Guard, to prevent what?
A: African-American students from enrolling in Central High School in Little
The Ford Motor Company introduces what model of automobile?
A: The Edsel.
What new western TV show premieres on
A: Have Gun, Will Travel.
What Academy Award-winning movie is released?
A: The Three Faces of Eve.
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends federal troops to
Arkansas to do what?
A: To provide safe passage into Central High School for the Little Rock Nine.
Soviet Union launches what?
A: Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth.
What hit sitcom premieres on CBS?
A: Leave It to Beaver.
What Ayn Rand novel is published?
A: Atlas Shrugged.
The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2, with the first what to
orbit the Earth?
A: Animal (a dog named Laika) on board.
Gordon Gould invents the what?
A: The laser.
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower has a what?
The first U.S. attempt to launch a satellite fails when
A: The Vanguard rocket blows up on the launch pad.
What Boeing airliner flies for the first time?
A: The Boeing 707.