1947 Quiz

Published: Wednesday 8th November 2017This quiz was written for and dedicated to Bob Nelson,born in 1947 and celebrating his birthday this week.
  1. Which musical, which opened in the West End on June 7th 1947, features the songs "There's No Business Like Show Business" and "Anything You Can Do"?
  2. Which driver, born in Surrey in 1947, became Formula One World Champion in 1976?
  3. Which major British industry was nationalised on January 1st 1947?
  4. Which singer who had hit albums such as "Hunky Dory" and "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust" was born in Brixton in 1947?
  5. In July 1947, Tom Blower became the first swimmer to swim between which two parts of the British Isles?
  6. In which venue did the marriage of Princess Elizabeth and Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh take place on 20th November 1947?
  7. The first Polaroid camera was released to the public in 1947, who was the inventor?
  8. Who in August 1947 became the first Prime Minister of India?
  9. Footballer Peter Osgood was born in February 1947, for which London team did he make 289 appearances scoring 105 goals?
  10. Which two singers, both born in 1947, had a UK and US number one in 1976 with "Don't Go Breaking my Heart"?
  11. Which movie, a family favourite at Christmas was first released in 1947?
  12. Which US author, born in April 1947, created the character CIA agent Jack Ryan?
  13. With which 1970's TV series is Farrah Fawcett, born February 1947, most associated with?
  14. Which fashion house launched the "New Look" in 1947?
  15. First published in the Netherlands in 1947, who wrote "The Diary of a Young Girl"?
  16. The record "That's My Desire" released in 1947 provided the first of twenty-three gold records for which artist?
  17. Jailed for tax evasion in 1931, which gangster passed away in Florida in 1947?
  18. What was the name of the balsa wood boat in which Thor Heyerdahl sailed across the Pacific in 1947?
  19. Which US politician, the Senator for New York from 2001 to 2009, was born in October 1947?
  20. One of the most successful movies of 1947 was "Road to Rio", the fifth film in the "Road to" series, who were the three stars?
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