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Quiz Questions And Answers From The 50s

Fun free trivia quiz questions with answers about things from the year 1957

 

Quiz Questions And Answers From The 50s

The San Francisco and Los Angeles stock exchanges merge to form what?
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 published?
A: Collier's Weekly.

Elvis Presley appears on what TV show for the 3rd and final time?
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 Alabama River?
A: He drowns as a result.

The first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, is "what" on March 3, 1980?
A: Decommissioned.

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 record time?
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 Rock.

The Ford Motor Company introduces what model of automobile?
A: The Edsel.

 

What new western TV show premieres on CBS?
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?
A: Stroke.

The first U.S. attempt to launch a satellite fails when what happens?
A: The Vanguard rocket blows up on the launch pad.

What Boeing airliner flies for the first time?
A: The Boeing 707.