The 1950s 1 - Answers

Published: Wednesday 17th November 2010
  1. In which year did king George VI die? 6th February 1952.
  2. Against which country did Stanley Matthews play his final England game in 1957? Denmark - 15th May 1957.
  3. Who ousted President Batisia in 1959 to create the communist state of Cuba? Fidel Castro.
  4. Who were the presenters of Blue Peter when it was first launched in 1958? Christopher Trace & Leila Williams.
  5. What was the name of the first satellite, put into space by Russia in 1957? Sputnik 1.
  6. Which soviet leader died in 1953? Stalin.
  7. With whom did Sir Edmund Hillary reach the summit of Everest in 1953? Sherpa Tensing Norgay.
  8. Which future Doctor Who became TV's first Robin Hood in 1953? Patrick Troughton.
  9. What was established by The Treaty of Rome in 1957? The European Economic Community (The Common Market).
  10. Which Prime Minister replaced Anthony Eden in 1957? Harold Macmillan.
  11. For which film did Marlon Brando receive his "Best Actor" Oscar in 1953? "On The Waterfront".
  12. In which English city did Roger Bannister break the "Four Minute Mile" in 1954? Oxford.
  13. What decision by President Nasser lead to the Suez Crisis of 1956? The Nationalisation of the Canal.
  14. Along which line was Korea separated at the end of the Korean War? The 38th Parallel.
  15. Which conflict lead to the collapse of the French Fourth Republic? The Algerian War.
  16. Who did Janet Leigh marry in 1951? Tony Curtis.
  17. Who was the manager of Manchester United at the time of the Munich air disaster of 1958? Matt Busby.
  18. In which European city was the 1959 film "La Dolce Vita" set? Rome.
  19. In which country were the terrorist group the "Mau-Mau" active in the 1950s? Kenya.
  20. Which magazine was founded by Hugh Hefner in 1953? Playboy.

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