Interesting Miscellaneous Trivia From The Year 1949
Luis Muñoz Marín becomes the first democratically elected
Governor of what country?
A: Puerto Rico.
President Truman unveils his what?
A: Fair Deal program.
Los Angeles receives its first what?
A: Its first recorded snowfall.
President Truman is inaugurated for what?
A: His second term.
The first Emmy Awards are presented where?
A: At the Hollywood Athletic Club.
In the first Israeli election, who becomes Prime Minister?
A: David Ben-Gurion.
Death of a Salesman opens where?
A: In the Morosco Theatre and runs for 742 performances.
Who is re-elected president of Portugal for lack of an
A: António Óscar Carmona.
Chaim Weizmann began his term as what?
A: The first President of Israel.
Margaret Roberts, the future Margaret Thatcher, is adopted
A: The Conservative candidate for Dartford.
What World heavyweight boxing champion retires?
A: Joe Louis.
What United States Secretary of Defense resigns suddenly?
A: James Forrestal.
English astronomer Fred Hoyle coins what term?
A: Big Bang during a BBC radio broadcast.
At the 21st Academy Awards ceremony what movie wins the
Academy Award for Best Picture?
The North Atlantic Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C.,
A: The NATO defense alliance.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific, starring Mary
Martin and Ezio Pinza, opens on
Broadway and goes on to become what?
A: R&H's second longest-running musical.
Ireland leaves the British Commonwealth and becomes what?
A: The Republic of Ireland.
Former First Lady of the Philippines Aurora Quezon, 61, is
A: Assassinated while en route to dedicate a hospital in memory of her late husband.
Rainier III of Monaco becomes Prince of Monaco, upon what?
A: The death of his maternal grandfather Louis II.
What country is admitted to the United Nations as its 59th
The Soviet Union lifts what blockade
A: The Berlin blockade.
Transjordan becomes what?
A: The Kingdom of Jordan.
Thailand elects who the first Thai female member of
A: Orapin Chaiyakan.
What George Orwell dystopian novel is published in London?
A: Nineteen Eighty-Four.
What is the first television western to air on NBC?
A: Hopalong Cassidy.
Israel and what country sign a truce to end their 19-month
The de Havilland Comet, world's first jet-powered
A: Makes its first flight.
Soviets detonate their first what?
A: Nuclear weapon.
The Federal Republic of Germany is officially what?
A: Founded. Konrad Adenauer is the first federal chancellor.
The Soviet Union vetoes United Nations membership for what
A: Ceylon, Finland, Iceland, Italy, Jordan and Portugal.
In October, the People's Republic of China is what?
Severe flooding hits what country?
Who is executed for assassinating Mohandas Gandhi?
A: Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte.
Second trial of Alger Hiss begins in New York, again with
who as principal witness?
A: Whittaker Chambers.
The government of the Republic of China finishes its
evacuation to where, and declares Taipei its temporary capital city?
Who is elected prime minister of Australia?
A: Robert Menzies.
Traicho Kostov, ex-vice prime minister of Bulgaria, is
sentenced to what?
Who is elected president of the Republic of Indonesia?
Queen Juliana of the Netherlands grants Indonesia what?
1949 was the first year in which no African-American was
A: Lynched in the USA.