Baby Boomers Nostalgia Quiz - 1950s


What was the name of Lucy's neighbour and friend in 'I Love Lucy'?

Ethel (Ethel and Fred Mertz)


Queen Elizabeth II - who was her father?

King George VI


The phrase 'going ape' was popular in the 150's. What does it mean?

Going crazy


Name the scientist won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952

Albert Schweitzer


Name the famous movie director who hosted a popular TV series featuring dramas, thrillers, and mysteries

Alfred Hitchcock


In 1953 the Rosenberg couple were executed for what crime?



Name the first man-made satellite launched into space?

'Sputnik' was launched by the Russians


Throughout the 1950's a high ranking member of the British Intelligence worked as a double agent serving the KGB. Who was he?

'Kim' Philby or Harold Adrian Russell


Who was on the cover of the first 'Playboy' Magazine?

Marilyn Monroe


When Fidel Castro seized Cuba, who did he overthrow?

Fulgencio Batista


What was the name of the ranch in 'Bonanza'?



Stalin died in 1953. Who succeeded him?

Nikita Khrushchev


Name the TV crime drama headed by Elliot Ness.

The Untouchables


Which popular female clothing item was introduced by Allen Gant in 1959?

The pantyhose


Who wrote and recorded the song 'Your Cheating Heart'?

Hank Williams


In 1952 the longest running play opened in London, it was ...

The Mousetrap


Dr. Jonas Salk produced a vaccine for ...

He developed the first vaccine for Polio


In 1955 an amusement park was opened in California; what was it called?



Four days after he was killed in a car crash, the film 'Rebel Without a Cause' was released. Who was he?

James Dean


Which reference book for world records was first published in 1955?

The Guinness Book of Records


What was the name of the dog the Russians sent into space in 1957?



Who sang 'Ring of Fire'?

Johnny Cash


Who sang the 'Banana Boat Song'?

Harry Belafonte

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