How much do you remember about the events that took place in 1955? Put your trivia chops to the test with this quiz!
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From entertainment, to politics, to sports, how much do you remember about the events that took place in the year 1955?
Put your trivia chops to the test with this fun quiz!
How Well Do You Know the Year 1955? Quiz Questions
The 28th Academy Awards were held in Los Angeles in 1956 and covered films from 1955. The Best Picture Oscar went to a movie about a 34-year old unmarried butcher from New York who finally finds love. The film starred Ernest Borgnine. What movie was this?
Love is a Many Splendored Thing
Ray Kroc opened the 9th restaurant in this famous American fast food chain on April 15, 1955. With which fast food chain was Ray Kroc associated?
Kentucky Fried Chicken
What is the name of the organization of Communist states that began in 1955 and included USSR, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Albania and Romania?
The year 1955 saw the release of the film "Blackboard Jungle" starring Glenn Ford, Anne Francis and Sidney Poitier about an inner city high school. The film included a Bill Haley and the Comets song that many feel started rock and roll. The same song was used as the first theme for the TV show "Happy Days." What song was it?
Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On
That'll Be the Day
Rock Around the Clock
The year 1955 saw the opening of a theme park on a 160-acre former orange grove in Anaheim, California. The park included Main Street USA, Tomorrowland, Frontierland, Adventureland and Fantasyland. Today there are similar theme parks in Florida, Japan, France and Hong Kong. What is the name of this theme park that opened July 17, 1955?
Walt Disney World
The New York Yankees did not win the World Series in 1955. The team that won was managed by Walt Alston and featured star pitchers Johnny Podres and Don Newcombe and hitters Carl Furillo, Gil Hodges and Pee Wee Reese. Who won the 1955 World Series?
Los Angeles Dodgers
New York Giants
On December 1, 1955 a black woman boarded a bus in Montgomery, Alabama and took a vacant seat. When a white passenger subsequently boarded, the bus driver ordered the black woman to give up her seat. She refused, thus sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott which then led to the long overdue Civil Rights Movement in the US. Who was this courageous black woman?
Which hurricane hit the U.S. in 1955, killing 200 people?
Who were the NFL Champions in 1955?
New England Patriots
Which of the following was first developed in 1955?
Which popular game show made its debut in 1955?
The $64,000 Question
Which of the following men died in 1955?
What vaccine began to be administered in schools in 1955?
Which actor died in a car crash in 1955?
April of 1955 saw the British Prime Minister resign for medical reasons. This man served as Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945, and again from 1951 to 1955. Who was he?