1974 Trivia Quiz Questions - Trivia From the 70s
What General Dynamics
fighter plane makes its first flight
at Edwards Air Force Base, California?
A: F-16 Fighting Falcon.
Fire breaks out in the Joelma Building in São Paulo,
Brazil, killing and injuring how many people?
A: 177 die, 293 are injured, 11 die later of their injuries.
After a record 84 days in orbit, who returns to earth?
A: The crew of Skylab 4.
What happens to Turkish Airlines Flight 981 travelling from
Paris to London?
A: It crashes in a wood near Paris, killing all 346 aboard.
People magazine's first issue is released in the U.S. with
whose picture on the cover?
A: Mia Farrow.
What airport opens in Paris, France?
A: Charles de Gaulle Airport.
The Terracotta Army of Qin Shi Huang is what?
A: Discovered at Xi'an, China.
The world population reaches how many people estimated by
the United States Census Bureau?"
A: 4 billion people.
Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth for the all-time home run record
with his 714th at what stadium?
A: Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati.
Who publishes “Carrie", his first novel?
A: Stephen King.
Swedish pop group ABBA wins the 1974 what?
A: Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo.
California Jam is held in Ontario, California, attracting
how many fans?
A: 250,000 fans.
The Expo '74 world's fair opens where?
A: In Spokane, Washington.
India successfully detonates its first what?
A: Nuclear weapon, becoming the 6th nation to do so.
May 19 – The Philadelphia Flyers defeat what team to become
the first team from the 1967 NHL expansion class to win the Stanley Cup in the
North American National Hockey League?
A: Boston Bruins.
The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time,
to sell a package of what?
A: Wrigley's chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy,
Isabel Perón is sworn in as the first what?
A: Female President of Argentina, replacing her sick husband Juan Perón, who
dies 2 days later.
America Sings attraction opens to the public for the first
A: At Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
West Germany beats the Netherlands 2–1 to win the 1974
A: FIFA World Cup.
News anchor Christine Chubbuck does what during a live
broadcast on WXLT-TV in Sarasota, Florida?
A: Commits suicide.
The Turkish invasion of what country occurs?
The Greek military junta is replaced by what?
A: A civilian government in Greece concluding the seven-year
President Richard Nixon announces his what?
Who succeeds Richard Nixon as the 38th President of the
United States of America?
A: Vice President Gerald Ford.
Turkey invades Cyprus for the second time, occupying how
much of the island's territory?
What happens to TWA Flight 841, 18 minutes after take off
A: It crashes into the Ionian Sea, after a bomb explodes in the cargo hold, and
kills 88 people.
What does Ronald DeFeo, Jr., do?
A: He murders his entire family in their home in Amityville on Long Island.
What International body is founded?
A: The International Energy Agency.
What does the United Nations General Assembly grant the
Palestine Liberation Organization?
A: Observer status.
In a rare public performance, former
Beatle John Lennon
joins Elton John where?
A: On stage at Madison Square Garden in
New York City.
Malta becomes a what?
Rubik's Cube puzzle is invented by whom?
A: Hungarian architecture professor Ernő Rubik.
What fantasy tabletop role-playing game, designed by Gary
Gygax and Dave Arneson, is first released, in the United States?
A: Dungeons & Dragons.
PepsiCo becomes the first American company to sell products
A: In the Soviet Union.