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1970 Trivia Quiz - Questions With Answers

 

An earthquake of 7.7 Richter magnitude scale in Tonghai County, Yunnan province, China, kills at least how many people?
A: 15,621.

The first episode of the soap opera All My Children is broadcast on what television network?
A: ABC television network.

Where do Diana Ross and The Supremes perform their farewell live concert together?
A: At the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas.

Who is introduced onstage at the end of the last show?
A: Ross's replacement, Jean Terrell.

Pan American Airways offers the first commercially scheduled 747 service from where to where?
A: John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

Joseph Fielding Smith becomes the what?
A: The 10th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Mick Jagger is fined £200 for possession of what?
A: Cannabis.

Ōsumi, Japan's first satellite, is launched on a what?
A: A Lambda-4 rocket.

Black Sabbath's eponymous debut album is released, and is often regarded as the first what?
A: The first true heavy metal album.

Jeffrey R. MacDonald kills his wife and children at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, claiming what?
A:  That drugged-out "hippies" did it.

Chevrolet releases the second generation what?
A: Camaro.

Rhodesia severs its last tie with the United Kingdom, declaring itself a what?
A: Republic.

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect, after what?
A: Ratification by 56 nations.

The United States Army charges 14 officers with suppressing information related to what incident?
A: My Lai Massacre.

The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by whom?
A: San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto.

President Nixon signs the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law, which does what?
A: Bans cigarette television advertisements in the United States from January 1, 1971.

American Motors Corporation introduces what model car?
A: The Gremlin.

A huge gas explosion at a subway construction site in Osaka, Japan kills and injures how many people?
A:  It kills 79 and injures over 400.

An oxygen tank in the Apollo 13 spacecraft explodes, forcing the crew to do what?
A: Abort the mission and return in 4 days.

April 24 – China's first satellite (Dong Fang Hong 1) is what?
A: Launched into orbit.

Four students at Kent State University in Ohio are killed and 9 wounded by whom?
A: Ohio National Guardsmen, at a protest against the incursion into Cambodia.

The Beatles release their what?
A: Their 12th and final album, Let It Be.

The New York Knicks win their first what?
A:  NBA championship, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Boston Bruins win their first Stanley Cup since when?
A:  1941.

The 1976 Winter Olympics are awarded to what city?
A:  Denver, Colorado but it is later rejected in 1972.

The 1970 Ancash earthquake causes a landslide that buries what town?
A: Yungay, Peru. More than 47,000 people are killed.

Tonga gains independence from whom?
A: The United Kingdom.

The United States gets its first female what?
A: Generals, Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington.

What new stadium opens in Cincinnati?
A: Riverfront Stadium.

Colorado State College changes its name to what?
A:  University of Northern Colorado.

What dam in Egypt is completed?
A: The Aswan High Dam.

Who is shot and killed during a rally in East Los Angeles?
A: Rubén Salazar.

An anti-war rally at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, is attended by what three famous people?
A: John Kerry, Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland.

Elvis Presley begins his first what?
A: Concert tour since 1958 in Phoenix, Arizona, at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

What new model Chevrolet is introduced?
A: The Chevrolet Vega.

What new car does Ford introduce?
A:  The Ford Pinto.

Jimi Hendrix dies in London from what?
A: Complications of a drug overdose.


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