1950 Trivia Quiz Questions
A fire consumes Mercy Hospital in Davenport, Iowa, killing
how many patients?
The Israeli government recognizes what government?
A: The People's Republic of China.
What mountain erupts in New Guinea?
A: Mount Lamington.
What British submarine collides with a Swedish oil tanker
in the Thames Estuary and sinks?
A: Truculent, 64 die.
Eleven thieves steal more than $2 million from the what?
A: The Brink's armored car company headquarters in
Accused communist spy Alger Hiss is convicted on what?
A: Two counts of perjury.
United States President Harry S. Truman orders the
development of the what?
A: The hydrogen bomb.
Chiang Kai-shek is what?
A: Re-elected as a president of the Republic of China.
Albert Einstein warns what?
A: That nuclear war could lead to mutual destruction.
The Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China sign
A: A mutual defense treaty.
Walt Disney releases his 12th animated film with what
A: Cinderella in Hollywood.
Klaus Fuchs is convicted in London of spying against whom?
A: Both Britain and the United States for the Soviet Union.
Chiang Kai-shek resumes his duties as Chinese president
after moving his government to where?
A: Taipei, Taiwan.
University of California, Berkeley researchers announce the
creation of element 98, which they call what?
L. Ron Hubbard publishes what book?
A: Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.
What Hawaiian volcano begins to erupt in Hawai?
A: Mauna Loa.
North Korean troops cross the what?
A: 38th parallel into South Korea.
President Truman orders American military forces to aid in
the defense of what country?
A: South Korea.
The North Korean People's Army kills around 800
staff and patients where?
A: Seoul National University Hospital
Uruguay beat Brazil 2–1 to win the 1950 what?
A: World Cup.
A bomb-laden B-29 Superfortress crashes into what?
A: A residential area in California, killing 17 and injuring 68.
Florence Chadwick swims across the English Channel with
A: 13 hours, 22 minutes.
What comic strip is created by Mort Walker?
A: Beetle Bailey.
What game show debuts on television?
A: Truth or Consequences.
Indonesia is admitted to the what?
A: United Nations.
The comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first
published in how many U.S. newspapers?
Puerto Rican nationalists Griselio Torresola and Oscar
Collazo attempt to assassinate what U.S. President?
A: Harry S. Truman.
While in an F-80, Air Force Lt. Russell J. Brown intercepts
2 North Korean MiG-15s near the Yalu River and does what?
A: Shoots them down in the first jet-to-jet dogfight in history.
Shirley Temple announces her what?
A: Retirement from show business.
Where does President Truman send United States military
A: To Vietnam to aid French forces.
France institutes a government-guaranteed what?
A: Minimum wage.