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1974 Trivia Quiz Questions - Trivia From the 70s

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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, Ohio.

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 time where?
A: At Disneyland in Anaheim, California.

West Germany beats the Netherlands 2–1 to win the 1974 what?
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?
A: Cyprus.


The Greek military junta is replaced by what?
A: A civilian government in Greece concluding the seven-year military rule.

President Richard Nixon announces his what?
A: Resignation.

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?
A: 37%.

What happens to TWA Flight 841, 18 minutes after take off from Athens?
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?
A: Republic.

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 where?
A: In the Soviet Union.

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