1972 Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
Who becomes Secretary-General of the United Nations?
A: Kurt Waldheim.
Six men rob the safe deposit boxes of what hotel in
York City for at least $4 million?
A: The Pierre Hotel.
The first scientific "what" is introduced (price $395)?
A: Hand-held calculator (HP-35).
President Richard Nixon orders the development of a what?
A: Space Shuttle program.
What happens to the RMS Queen Elizabeth?
A: It is destroyed by fire in Hong Kong harbor.
President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto announces that
immediately begin a what?
A: Nuclear weapons program.
A Japanese soldier, Shoichi Yokoi,is discovered where?
A: In Guam, where he had spent 28 years in the jungle.
The British Army kills 14 what?
Where are the 1972
A: In Sapporo, Japan.
Mariner 9 sends what as it orbits
Bob Douglas becomes the first what?
A: African American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
The California Supreme Court does what?
A: Voids the state's death penalty, commuting all death sentences to life in prison.
The Soviet unmanned spaceship Luna 20 lands where?
A: On the Moon.
President Nixon makes an unprecedented 8-day visit to
A: The People's Republic of China and meets with Mao Zedong.
Luna 20 comes back to Earth with what?
A: 55 grams (1.94 oz) of lunar soil.
The Pioneer 10 spacecraft is launched from Cape Kennedy, to
A: The first man-made satellite to leave the solar system.
What movie is released in cinemas in the United States?
A: The Godfather.
Where are the 44th Annual
Academy Awards held?
A: At the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.
The first Boston Marathon is run in which
women are what?
A: Officially allowed to compete.
The Burundian Genocide against what tribe begins?
A: The Hutu, and more than 500,000 Hutus die.
Okinawa is returned to Japan after how many years of United
Governor George C. Wallace of Alabama is shot and paralyzed
A: Arthur Herman Bremer at a Laurel, Maryland, political rally.
Richard Nixon and Leonid Brezhnev sign what?
A: The SALT I treaty in Moscow, as well as the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and other agreements.
Angela Davis is found not guilty of what?
Five White House operatives are arrested for burglarizing
A: Offices of the Democratic National Committee.
The United States returns what to Japan?
Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney co-found what company?
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and
independent from what?
A: The IRS.
Anwar Sadat expels 20,000 "what" from
A: Soviet advisors.
22 bombs planted by the Provisional IRA explode where?
A: In Belfast, Northern Ireland; nine people are killed and 130 seriously injured.
Arthur Bremer is jailed for 63 years for shooting whom?
A: George Wallace.
Where are the 1972 Summer Olympics held?
A: In Munich, West Germany.
Bobby Fischer defeats Boris Spassky in a chess match in
Reykjavík, Iceland, becoming the first what?
A: American world chess champion.
Eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972
Summer Olympics in
Munich are what?
A: Murdered after 8 members of the Arab terrorist group Black September invade the Olympic Village.
What Alex Comfort bestselling manual is published?
A: The Joy of Sex.
The first female what are hired?
A: FBI agents.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above what for the
A: 1,000 (1,003.16).
Atari kicks off the first generation of video games with
the release of what?
A: Their arcade version of Pong, the first game to achieve commercial success.
Over $10,000 cash is found in whose purse?
A: Watergate conspirator Howard Hunt's wife.
Apollo 17 lands on the what?
Eugene Cernan is the last person to do what?
A: Walk on the moon.