Baby Boomers Nostalgia Quiz - 1950s

#1

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

Ethel (Ethel and Fred Mertz)

#2

Queen Elizabeth II - who was her father?

King George VI

#3

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

Going crazy

#4

Name the scientist won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952

Albert Schweitzer

#5

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

Alfred Hitchcock

#6

In 1953 the Rosenberg couple were executed for what crime?

Espionage

#7

Name the first man-made satellite launched into space?

'Sputnik' was launched by the Russians

#8

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

#9

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

Marilyn Monroe

#10

When Fidel Castro seized Cuba, who did he overthrow?

Fulgencio Batista

#11

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

Ponderosa

#12

Stalin died in 1953. Who succeeded him?

Nikita Khrushchev

#13

Name the TV crime drama headed by Elliot Ness.

The Untouchables

#14

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

The pantyhose

#15

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

Hank Williams

#16

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

The Mousetrap

#17

Dr. Jonas Salk produced a vaccine for ...

He developed the first vaccine for Polio

#18

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

Disneyland

#19

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

James Dean

#20

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

The Guinness Book of Records

#21

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

Laika

#22

Who sang 'Ring of Fire'?

Johnny Cash

#23

Who sang the 'Banana Boat Song'?

Harry Belafonte

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