1948 Trivia Questions And Answers
Burma gains its independence from who?
A: The United Kingdom, becoming an independent.
Who begins his fast-unto-death in Delhi to stop communal
violence during the Partition of India?
A: Mahatma Gandhi.
Indian pacifist and leader Mahatma Gandhi is shot by whom?
A: Nathuram Godse in New Delhi.
Which one of the pioneering aviators the Wright Brothers
dies in Dayton, Ohio?
A: Orville Wright.
Where do the 1948 Winter Olympics open?
A: In St. Moritz, Switzerland.
The Soviet Union begins to jam what?
A: The Voice of America broadcasts.
The United States Supreme Court rules what?
A: That religious instruction in public schools violates the U.S. Constitution.
What war begins?
A: The Costa Rican Civil War.
What motorcycle gang is founded in California?
A: The Hells Angels.
Singapore holds its first what?
What renowned Italian conductor makes his television debut,
conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra in an all-Wagner program?
A: Arturo Toscanini.
At the 20th Academy Awards ceremony what film wins Best
A: Gentleman's Agreement.
President Truman signs the Marshall Plan, which authorizes
A: $5 billion in aid for 16 countries.
The World Health Organization is established by who?
A: The United Nations.
What country joins the United Nations?
Laurence Olivier's film version of "what" makes its world
premiere in London?
Who becomes President of the Italian Republic?
A: Luigi Einaudi.
Who is elected as the first President of Israel?
A: Chaim Weizmann.
Who becomes Prime Minister of South Africa?
A: Daniel François Malan.
What observatory telescope is finished in California?
A: The Palomar Observatory telescope.
The first monkey astronaut, Albert I, is launched into
space from where?
A: White Sands, New Mexico.
Columbia Records introduced what?
A: Its long playing 33 1/3 rpm phonograph format.
William Shockley files the original
patent for the what?
A: Grown junction transistor, the first bipolar junction transistor.
David Lean's Oliver Twist, based on Charles Dickens's
famous novel is banned where?
A: In the U.S. because of alleged anti-Semitism in depicting master criminal Fagin, played by Alec Guinness.
The first London chapter of what is founded?
A: Alcoholics Anonymous.
President Truman issues the second peacetime
in the United States.
A: Draft, amid increasing tensions with the Soviet Union.
President Truman signs Executive Order 9981, ending what?
A: Racial segregation in the United States Armed Forces.
The southern half of Korea is established as what?
A: South Korea.
What happens to Babe Ruth?
A: He dies in his sleep at the age of 53.
Why does Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands abdicate?
A: For health reasons.
Who becomes Prime Minister of France?
A: Robert Schuman.
Who is formally inaugurated as Queen of the Netherlands?
The northern half of Korea is formally declared North
Korea, with whom as prime minister?
A: Kim Il-sung.
Laurence Olivier's "what" opens in the United States?
The Cleveland Indians defeat the what team to win the World
Series, 4 games to 2?
A: Boston Braves.
Harry S. Truman defeats whom?
A: Republican Thomas E. Dewey and "Dixiecrat" Strom Thurmond.
Who becomes Canada's 12th prime minister?
A: Louis Stephen St. Laurent.
The United Nations General Assembly adopts the what?
A: Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The United States Department of Justice indicts Alger Hiss
A: Two counts of perjury
What musical opens for the first of 1,077 performances?
A: The musical Kiss Me, Kate.