The 1950s - 4 - Answers

Published: Saturday 26th January 2019A free history quiz about people and events in the 1950s.
  1. Who was selected as First Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party following the death of Stalin in 1953? Nikita Khrushchev.
  2. What was established by the 1951 Treaty of Paris? The European Coal & Steel Community.
  3. Which team beat Bolton Wanderers 4-3 in the first ever televised FA Cup final in 1953? Blackpool.
  4. Which country in 1956 became the first Islamic Republic? Pakistan.
  5. Which two nations united in 1958 to form the United Arab Republic? Egypt & Syria.
  6. What was the title of Walt Disney's 12th animated movie first released in February 1950? Cinderella.
  7. Which country hosted the Winter Olympics in 1952? (Oslo) Norway.
  8. Which record, released by Bill Haley in April 1954, effectively started the Rock 'n' Roll craze? "Rock Around the Clock".
  9. Which astronomy programme was first broadcast by the BBC in 1957? The Sky at Night.
  10. Which club did Chilean George Robledo play for in the 1952 FA Cup when he became the first foreign player to score in the final? Newcastle United.
  11. What scourge of motorists was introduced in the UK in July 1958? Parking Meters.
  12. Ray Kroc opened his first restaurant in Illinois in 1954, what was it named? McDonalds.
  13. Who said in 1957 that "..most of our people have never had it so good"? Harold MacMillan.
  14. What record label was founded by Berry Gordy Jnr. in 1959? Motown.
  15. What area became the first National Park of England and Wales in April 1951? The Peak District.
  16. What instrument was jazzman Charlie Parker, who died in 1955, famous for playing? Saxophone.
  17. Dying in 1950, which author won both an Oscar and a Nobel Prize? George Bernard Shaw.
  18. From which New York venue was the first boxing match televised in colour in 1954? Madison Square Gardens.
  19. Opening on Broadway in November 1959, what was the last musical to be written by Rodgers and Hammerstein? The Sound of Music.
  20. Who did Eisenhower defeat in both the 1952 and 1956 US Presidential elections? Adlai Stevenson.