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1950s Trivia Questions With Answers - Miscellaneous Questions From 1959

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1950s Trivia Questions With Answers - Miscellaneous Questions From 1959

CBS Radio discontinues what four soap operas?
A:  Backstage Wife, Our Gal Sunday, The Road of Life, and This is Nora Drake.

The island of Addu in the Maldives declares what?
A: Independence.

Alaska is admitted to what?
A: The United States of America as the 49th U.S. state.

In Cuba, rebel troops led by who enter the city of Havana?
A: Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos.

The United States recognizes what new government?
A: Cuban government of Fidel Castro.

Who is inaugurated as the first president of the French Fifth Republic?
A: Charles de Gaulle.

 

Who founds Motown Records?
A: Berry Gordy, Jr.

What European court is created?
A: The European Court of Human Rights.

A chartered plane transporting what musicians goes down in foggy conditions near Clear Lake, Iowa, killing all four on board.?
A: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper.

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The tragedy is later termed "The Day the Music Died", popularized in what song?
A: Don McLean's 1972 song "American Pie".

The United States launches what weather satellite?
A: Vanguard II.

Who wins the first Daytona 500 motor race?
A: Lee Petty.

 

What new doll makes its debut?
A:  The Barbie doll.

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry opens where?
A: On Broadway.

American President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill allowing for what?
A:  Hawaiian statehood.

NASA announces its selection of what?
A: Seven military pilots to become the first U.S. astronauts.

What officially opens to shipping?
A: The Saint Lawrence Seaway linking the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean.

Two monkeys, Able and Miss Baker are the first living beings to successfully do what?
A: Return to Earth from space.

 

The USS George Washington is launched as the first submarine to do what?
A: Carry ballistic missiles.

Disneyland Monorail System does what?
A: Opens to the public in Anaheim, California.

A KH-1 Corona, believed to be the first operational "what", is launched?
A: Spy satellite.

The first skull of Australopithecus is discovered by who?
A:  Louis Leakey and his wife Mary Leakey in the Olduvai Gorge of Tanzania.

A flood in Taiwan kills how many people?
A: 2,000.

Explorer 6 sends the first picture of what?
A:  Earth from orbit.

 

Cyprus gains what?
A: Independence.

Hawaii is admitted as what?
A: The 50th U.S. state.

Cyprus joins what?
A:  The United Nations.

Luna 2 becomes the first man-made object to do what?
A: To crash on the Moon.

The Xerox 914, the first plain paper copier, is what?
A: Introduced to the public.

What science fiction TV show premieres on CBS?
A:  Rod Serling's classic anthology series The Twilight Zone.

The U.S.S.R. probe Luna 3 sends back the first ever photos of what?
A: The far side of the Moon.

The Declaration of the Rights of the Child is adopted by the what organization?
A: The United Nations.

Glen Raven Mills introduces what new product?
A: Pantyhose.

The first known human with what, dies in the Congo?
A: HIV.

 
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