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General History By Year (1950-2000)
What happened every year, from music, to shootings, to treaties, the late 20th century in 50 questions
Most of these questions were taken by infoplease.com. Visit their site to learn a lot.
Special thanks to user Elan to helping me with the 90s.
Last updated: May 8, 2015
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May 1, 2015
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These questions are not what can be considered the most important event of the year. I thought some might be too obvious.
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The _____ War starts in north eastern asia
The __ Ammendment is passed, which limits the amount of terms a President can serve
______ __ __ _____, a movie about two movie stars transitioning out of the silent era, is released
Singin' in the Rain
Joseph _____ leader of the Soviet Union, dies.
Brown v. Board of Education of ______(city), a landmark civil right case for the U.S, occurs
West ______ becomes a sovereign state
Elvis Presley tops music charts for the first time, with hit single _______ _______
Russia launches the ______ I, the first earth-orbitting satelite
Truman Capote writes this classic.
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Fidel Castro assumes power of ____
The man thought to be responsible for the holocaust, Adolf ________, is captured by Israelis. He was executed in 1962
US sponsored ex-Cubans invade Cuba at the ___ __ ____.
Bay of Pigs
_______ _______, wife of Arthur Miller(Death of a Salesman), dies of a drug overdose at age 36.
This US president was shot in Dallas
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
This future south african president is sentenced to jail for life.
The first US troops arrive in ______
This cartoonist died, or had himself cyrogenically frozen
The Six Day War comes and goes between Arab forces and ______
Civil Rights Activist ______ is shot dead in Memphis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, the crew of _____ walk the moon for the first time.
Janis Joplin and ________ both died at age 27.
Mao Zedong invites U.S. athletes to play ____ ____
11 Israeli Athletes are killed at the Olympic Games at ______
______ _____ wins the Academy Award for best actor, but Sacheen Littlefeather stands in his place to protest U.S. treatment of Native Americans
Nixon and which Russian leader meet to discuss nuclear arms limitation agreements.
The ___, the first commercial method of watching videos at home, is developed by Sony
_____, probably the most well known and legendary sports movie of all time, is released
The South African activist _____ ____ dies at the hands of Afrikaner police
The _______, the first portable stereo, is introduced yet again by Sony
A nuclear accident at ___ ____ _____, in Pennsylvania releases radiation
Three Mile Island
This president is elected.
U.S. hostages from this country are freed.
Britain is victorious over _______ in the Falklands war
The US invades ______
Apple introduces the ________, the most user-friendly computer so far.
Soviet leader ______ _______ , the last Soviet leader gains power.
The _______ Disaster, a nuclear accident causing an estimated 3940 deaths from radiation induced cancer, among other things.
British Prime Minister ______ ______ , known as the Iron Lady, wins a third term.
The war between Iran and ____ officially ends, with over a million deaths because of it
A massive earthquake of a 7.2 magnitude occurs, destroying a hundred thousand buildings in the city of ________
The famous cartoon sitcom _________ debuts on Fox.
This state dissolves
This trade is signed between the USA, Mexico, and Canada
This palace becomes open to the public
Olympic ice skater ______ _______ was attacked, allegedly by her competitior Tonya Harding
Olympic ice skater ________ is attacked by the ex-husband of her main competitor, Tonya Harding
Rapper _____ _______, is shot down in a drive by shooting
JK Rowling's first book in the _______ series is published.
Europeans agree to have one currency, the ____.
People anxiously await the ___ apocalyptic bug.
Vicente Fox is elected President of Mexico, ending a 71 year reign of this party
Institutional Revolutionary Party(PRI)
May 2, 2015
Good quiz, but there's a couple of problems with it. Mandela is the answer to two clues, but only works for one of them. And unless my memory is faulty, OJ was famously found not guilty.
May 2, 2015
Hi, Zach. This quiz has some great content but is also very flawed. I'll help you fix it.
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