1920s Trivia Questions and Answers From the Year 1928 For Seniors Memory
English bacteriologist Frederick Griffith reports the
results of Griffith's experiment, indirectly proving what?
A: The existence of DNA.
Estonia changes its currency from the mark to the what?
A: The kroon.
What river floods in London?
A: The River Thames.
What convicted American murderer is executed at Sing Sing?
A: Ruth Snyder.
The OGPU arrests who in Moscow?
A: Leon Trotsky.
What volcanic island appears?
A: Anak Krakatau.
Where are the 1928 Winter Olympics held?
A: In St. Moritz, Switzerland.
Who wins her first gold medal in women's figure skating?
A: Sonja Henie of Norway.
What kills 11 people in England?
A: Heavy hail.
Charles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, D.C., becomes
the first what?
A: Holder of a television license from the Federal Radio Commission.
In California, what dam north of Los Angeles fails, killing
A: The St. Francis Dam.
Charles Lindbergh is presented "what" for his first
A: the Medal of Honor.
Where is the China Academy of Art founded?
A: In Hangzhou.
A bomb attack against whom in Milan kills 17 bystanders?
A: Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini.
Where does the first regular schedule of television
A: In Schenectady, New York by the General Electric's television station W2XB.
What Australia service commences operations?
A: The Royal Flying Doctor Service
The animated short Plane Crazy is released by
Studios in Los Angeles, featuring the first appearances of whom?
A: Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
The airship Italia crashes where?
A: At the North Pole.
What rookie driver wins his first Indianapolis 500?
A: Louis Meyer.
He would win that race again in what two years?
A: 1933 and 1936.
Governor of New York Al Smith becomes the first Catholic
A: To be nominated by a major political party for President of the United
British inventor John Logie Baird demonstrates the world's
A: Color television transmission.
Where is the first machine-sliced and machine-wrapped loaf
of bread sold?
A: In Chillicothe, Missouri, using Otto Frederick Rohwedder's technology.
What Mexican aviator dies in a solo plane crash in the New
Jersey Pine Barrens, while returning from a goodwill flight to New York City?
A: Emilio Carranza.
Who assassinates Álvaro Obregón, president of Mexico?
A: José de León Toral.
The United States recalls its troops from where?
Where are the 1928 Summer Olympics are held?
A: In Amsterdam.
Who proclaims himself King Zog of Albania?
A: Ahmet Zogu.
Richard E. Byrd leaves New York for where?
A: The Arctic.
Philo Farnsworth demonstrates to the Press in San Francisco
the world's first working all-electronic television system, employing what?
A: Electronic scanning in both the pickup and display devices.
Alexander Fleming, at St Mary's Hospital, London,
accidentally rediscovers what?
A: The antibiotic Penicillin.
Josemaría Escrivá founds what?
A: Opus Dei.
Haile Selassie is crowned king (not yet emperor) of what?
Where is an iron lung respirator used for the first time?
A: At Children's Hospital, Boston.
Who is executed at San Quentin State Prison for the 1927
murder of 12-year-old Marion Parker?
A: William Edward Hickman.
What Fraternity is founded at the University of Puerto
Rico, Río Piedras Campus?
A: The Phi Sigma Alpha.
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (ICRM)
is formally established, with the adoption of what?
A: The “Statutes of the International Red Cross"
Who is shot to death over a
poker game in a Manhattan
A: Arnold Rothstein, New York City's most notorious
Republican Herbert Hoover wins the presidency by a wide
margin over who?
A: Democratic Governor of New York Al Smith.
Swedes start a tradition of eating what?
A: Gustavus Adolphus pastries to commemorate the 17th-century king on the
anniversary of his death in battle.
What opens in Boston, Massachusetts?
A: Boston Garden.
Mickey Mouse appears in what?
A: Steamboat Willie, the third Mickey Mouse cartoon released.
The United States Congress approves the construction of
A: Boulder Dam, later renamed Hoover Dam.
The old Canaanite city of Ugarit is what?
Turkey switches from the Arabic to the what?
A: Latin-based modern Turkish alphabet.