Decades of Trivia

Dear Readers,

Here is a fun Friday afternoon mini-session for you.

Can you/your patients recall trivia from the 1920s through the 1970s?

  1. In 1921, Ellis Island was quarantined after an outbreak of what disease?  Typhus
  2. In 1926, US Route 66 was created and it ran between which two cities?  Chicago and Los Angeles
  3. Iran was first called Iran in 1935, what was it previously known as?  Persia
  4. In what year did Amelia Earhart mysteriously disappear over the Pacific Ocean during a circumnavigation flight?  1937
  5. German automaker Volkswagen starts producing this famous car in 1938.  The Beetle
  6. On March 1, 1936, this architectural landmark located on the Arizona/Nevada border was completed.  The Hoover Dam
  7. In what year did the 40-hour working week go into effect in the US?  1940
  8. In 1945, the atomic bomb was first tested in this U.S. state?  New Mexico
  9.  In 1944 this multi-talented singer-actor won an Academy Award for “Best Actor” for his role in the movie ‘Going My Way’.  Bing Crosby
  10. This 1950’s candy “Melts in your mouth, not in your hands.”  M&Ms
  11. Who did Marilyn Monroe marry in 1954?  Joe Dimajjio
  12. Disneyland opened in what year?  1955
  13. Which television game show first aired in 1956 and is still running today?  “The Price is Right”
  14. In 1958, this bank launches the first credit card.  Bank of America
  15. This actress won an Academy Award for “Best Actress” in 1964 for her portrayal of Mary Poppins,  Julie Andrews
  16. John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963 in what U.S. city?  Dallas
  17. What new type of telephone was invented in 1963?  Touch-tone
  18. What did the U.S. Postal Service add in 1963 that is part of every address today?  Zipcodes
  19. In 1961, this author published the world renowned book titled “Catch-22”.  Joseph Heller
  20. Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in what year?  1968
  21. The only President of the United States to resign from his position in 1974.  Richard Nixon
  22. The first air bag was fitted to these cars in 1974.  GM (General Motors)
  23. This 1973 Triple Crown winner is considered by many to be the greatest race horse of all time.  Secretariat
  24. Who leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971?  Daniel Ellsberg
  25. Who was the first member of the Negro League inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971?  Leroy “Satchel” Page



Best regards,

Brittany Fontenot, M.A., SLP


“And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:20

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