1950s Trivia Questions With Answers - Miscellaneous Questions From 1959
CBS Radio discontinues what four soap operas?
A: Backstage Wife, Our Gal Sunday, The Road of Life, and This is Nora Drake.
The island of Addu in the Maldives declares what?
Alaska is admitted to what?
A: The United States of America as the 49th U.S. state.
In Cuba, rebel troops led by who enter the city of Havana?
A: Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos.
The United States recognizes what new government?
A: Cuban government of Fidel Castro.
Who is inaugurated as the first president of the
A: Charles de Gaulle.
Who founds Motown Records?
A: Berry Gordy, Jr.
What European court is created?
A: The European Court of Human Rights.
A chartered plane transporting what musicians goes down in
foggy conditions near Clear Lake, Iowa, killing all four on board.?
A: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper.
The tragedy is later termed "The Day the Music Died",
popularized in what song?
A: Don McLean's 1972 song "American Pie".
The United States launches what weather satellite?
A: Vanguard II.
Who wins the first Daytona 500 motor race?
A: Lee Petty.
What new doll makes its debut?
A: The Barbie doll.
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry opens where?
A: On Broadway.
American President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill
allowing for what?
A: Hawaiian statehood.
NASA announces its selection of what?
A: Seven military pilots to become the first U.S. astronauts.
What officially opens to shipping?
A: The Saint Lawrence Seaway linking the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean.
Two monkeys, Able and Miss Baker are the first living
beings to successfully do what?
A: Return to Earth from space.
The USS George Washington is launched as the first
submarine to do what?
A: Carry ballistic missiles.
Disneyland Monorail System does what?
A: Opens to the public in Anaheim, California.
A KH-1 Corona, believed to be the first operational "what",
A: Spy satellite.
The first skull of Australopithecus is discovered by who?
A: Louis Leakey and his wife Mary Leakey in the Olduvai Gorge of Tanzania.
A flood in Taiwan kills how many people?
Explorer 6 sends the first picture of what?
A: Earth from orbit.
Cyprus gains what?
Hawaii is admitted as what?
A: The 50th U.S. state.
Cyprus joins what?
A: The United Nations.
Luna 2 becomes the first man-made object to do what?
A: To crash on the Moon.
The Xerox 914, the first plain paper copier, is what?
A: Introduced to the public.
What science fiction TV show premieres on
A: Rod Serling's classic anthology series
The Twilight Zone.
The U.S.S.R. probe Luna 3 sends back the first ever photos
A: The far side of the Moon.
The Declaration of the Rights of the Child is adopted by
the what organization?
A: The United Nations.
Glen Raven Mills introduces what new product?
The first known human with what, dies in the Congo?