1947 Quiz - Answers

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"? Annie Get Your Gun.
  2. Which driver, born in Surrey in 1947, became Formula One World Champion in 1976? James Hunt.
  3. Which major British industry was nationalised on January 1st 1947? Coal Mining.
  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? David Bowie.
  5. In July 1947, Tom Blower became the first swimmer to swim between which two parts of the British Isles? Northern Ireland to Scotland over the North Channel.
  6. In which venue did the marriage of Princess Elizabeth and Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh take place on 20th November 1947? Westminster Abbey.
  7. The first Polaroid camera was released to the public in 1947, who was the inventor? Edwin Land.
  8. Who in August 1947 became the first Prime Minister of India? Jawaharlal Nehru.
  9. Footballer Peter Osgood was born in February 1947, for which London team did he make 289 appearances scoring 105 goals? Chelsea.
  10. Which two singers, both born in 1947, had a UK and US number one in 1976 with "Don't Go Breaking my Heart"? Elton John and Kiki Dee.
  11. Which movie, a family favourite at Christmas was first released in 1947? Miracle on 34th Street.
  12. Which US author, born in April 1947, created the character CIA agent Jack Ryan? Tom Clancy.
  13. With which 1970's TV series is Farrah Fawcett, born February 1947, most associated with? Charlie's Angels.
  14. Which fashion house launched the "New Look" in 1947? Christian Dior.
  15. First published in the Netherlands in 1947, who wrote "The Diary of a Young Girl"? Anne Frank.
  16. The record "That's My Desire" released in 1947 provided the first of twenty-three gold records for which artist? Frankie Laine.
  17. Jailed for tax evasion in 1931, which gangster passed away in Florida in 1947? Al Capone.
  18. What was the name of the balsa wood boat in which Thor Heyerdahl sailed across the Pacific in 1947? Kon-Tiki.
  19. Which US politician, the Senator for New York from 2001 to 2009, was born in October 1947? Hilary Rodham Clinton.
  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? Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour.

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