1950s Trivia Questions and Answers From The Year 1953
What Conference opens in Rangoon, Burma?
A: The Asian Socialist Conference .
The United States President,
Harry S. Truman, announces
that the United States has developed a what?
A: A hydrogen bomb.
Marshal Josip Broz Tito is chosen President of what
Georg Dertinger, foreign minister of East Germany, is
arrested for what?
In the United States, 71.1% of all television sets are
tuned into the I Love Lucy
TV show to watch what happen?
A: To see Lucy give birth.
Dwight D. Eisenhower succeeds who as the 34th President of
the United States?
A: Harry S. Truman.
What Arthur Miller drama opens on
A: The Crucible.
What Walt Disney feature film premieres?
A: Peter Pan.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower refuses a clemency appeal
A: Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.
James Watson and Francis Crick of the University of
Cambridge announce what?
A: Their discovery of the structure of the DNA molecule.
Greece, Turkey, and Yugoslavia sign what?
A: The Balkan Pact.
Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke which renders him
unconscious until his what on March 5?
Nikita Khrushchev is selected as what?
A: First Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party.
An earthquake hits western Turkey, killing how many people?
The 25th Academy Awards ceremony is held and it is the
first one to be what?
A: Broadcast on television.
Jonas Salk announces what?
A: His polio vaccine.
Who gets elected as the United Nations Secretary-General?
A: Dag Hammarskjöld.
Ian Fleming publishes his first what?
A: James Bond novel, Casino Royale in the United Kingdom.
Where did Mickey Mantle hit a 565 foot home?
A: At Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C.
Mantle's home run is believed to be the what?
A: The longest home run in baseball history by many historians.
What happened in Jordan?
A: Hussein is crowned King.
Aldous Huxley first tries what?
A: The psychedelic hallucinogen mescaline.
An F5 tornado hits in the downtown section of what city in
Texas, killing 114?
A: Waco, Texas.
At Rogers Dry Lake who becomes the first woman to break the
A: Jackie Cochran.
At the Nevada Test Site, the United States conducts its
A: Nuclear artillery test: Upshot-Knothole Grable.
Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay become the first men
to reach the summit of what mountain?
A: Mount Everest.
The first Chevrolet "what" is built at Flint, Michigan?
Fidel Castro and his brother lead a disastrous assault on
A: The Moncada Barracks.
The Korean War ends with the what?
A: Korean Armistice Agreement.
Soviet prime minister Georgi Malenkov announces that the
Soviet Union has a what?
A: A hydrogen bomb.
Four million workers go on strike in France to protest
A: Austerity measures.
The second Kinsey Report, Sexual Behavior in the Human
Female, is what?
A: Published in the US.
The CIA helps to overthrow the government of Mohammad
Mosaddegh in Iran, and retain whom on the throne?
A: Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
U.S. Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy marries whom?
A: Jacqueline Lee Bouvier at St. Mary's Church in Newport,
The UNIVAC 1103 is the first commercial computer to use
what kind of memory?
A: Random-access memory.
U.S. president Dwight D. Eisenhower appoints who as Chief
Justice of the United States?
A: Earl Warren.
Who resigned as prime minister of Israel?
A: David Ben-Gurion.
What civil war begins?
A: The Laotian Civil War.
The Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket, piloted by Scott Crossfield,
becomes the first manned aircraft to do what?
A: Reach a speed of Mach 2.
Hugh Hefner publishes the first issue of what?
A: Playboy magazine in the United States.