1970s Trivia Quiz Questions And Answers From 1971
A ban on radio and television advertisements for what
product goes into effect in the United States?
The landmark television sitcom, starring Carroll O'Connor
as Archie Bunker, debuts on CBS?
A: All In The Family.
What dam officially opens in Egypt?
A: The Aswan High Dam.
January 17 – The Baltimore Colts defeat what team, 16-13,
in Super Bowl V?
A: Dallas Cowboys.
In Uganda, who deposes Milton Obote in a coup, and becomes
A: Idi Amin.
Charles Manson and 3 female "Family" members are found
guilty of what?
A: The 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders.
Apollo 14 lands on the what?
A: The Moon.
A new stock market index called the "what" debuts?
A: Nasdaq Composite.
Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to
become voted into the what?
A: Baseball Hall of Fame from the Negro League (Jackie Robinson was inducted July 23, 1962.)
Apollo 14 returns to Earth after the what?
A: Third manned Moon landing.
The US, UK, USSR and others sign the Seabed Treaty,
A: Nuclear weapons on the ocean floor.
Evel Knievel sets a world record by jumping how many cars
in Ontario, California?
Boxer Joe Frazier defeats whom at Madison Square Garden?
A: Muhammad Ali.
Who becomes president of Syria?
A: Hafez al-Assad.
U.S. Army Lieutenant William Calley is found guilty of
A: 22 murders in the My Lai Massacre and sentenced to life in prison.
A Los Angeles jury recommends the death penalty for whom?
A: Charles Manson and 3 female followers.
Sierra Leone becomes a what?
The Supreme Court of the United States rules unanimously
A: Busing of students may be ordered to achieve racial desegregation.
The Milwaukee Bucks win the what?
A: The NBA World Championship, sweeping the Baltimore Bullets in 4 straight games.
An earthquake in Turkey destroys most of what city?
Six armed passengers hijack a Romanian passenger plane and
force it to fly to where?
Neville Bonner becomes the first what?
A: Indigenous Australian to sit in the Australian Parliament.
Where does Norway begin oil production?
A: In the North Sea.
President Richard Nixon declares what?
A: The U.S. War on Drugs.
What airlines, a low cost carrier, begins its first flights
between Dallas, Houston, and
A: Southwest Airlines.
Jim Morrison, lead singer of
The Doors is what?
A: Found dead in his bathtub in Paris, France.
What does President Nixon announce?
A: His 1972 visit to China.
Apollo 15 astronauts David Scott and James Irwin become the
first to do what?
A: Ride in a lunar rover, a day after landing on the Moon.
A Boeing 727 (Alaska Airlines Flight 1866) crashes into
A: The side of a mountain near Juneau, Alaska, killing all 111 people on board.
What amusement park opens in Orlando, Florida?
A: Walt Disney World.
The Pittsburgh Pirates win the World Series in 7 games
against what team?
A: Baltimore Orioles.
President Nixon nominates what two men to the U.S. Supreme
A: Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr. and William H. Rehnquist.
The United Kingdom becomes the 6th nation to do what?
A: Launch a satellite into orbit, the Prospero X-3, using a Black Arrow carrier rocket.
Led Zeppelin releases their what?
A: Fourth Studio album "Led Zeppelin IV", which goes on to sell 23,000,000 copies.
Intel releases the world's first what?
A: Microprocessor, the Intel 4004.
What did D. B. Cooper do?
A: He hijacked a Northwest Orient Airlines plane, and with US$200,000 in ransom money, he parachuted from the plane and was never seen again.
The world's largest "what" in Krasnoyarsk, Soviet Union,
A: hydroelectric plant.
Who is elected President of the Italian Republic?
A: Giovanni Leone.
In the longest game in NFL history, what team beat the
Kansas City Chiefs?
A: Miami Dolphins.