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Individuals Named in Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire"

Name all individuals who are named or referred to in the Billy Joel song.
All explanations from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Didn't_Start_the_Fire
Quiz by leef34
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Last updated: May 27, 2014
First submittedMay 21, 2014
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1949 - Politics
Harry Truman
1949 - Movies
Doris Day
1949 - Music
Johnnie Ray
1949 - Journalism
Walter Winchell
1949 - Sports
Joe DiMaggio
1950 - Politics
Joe McCarthy
1950 - Politics
Richard Nixon
1950 - Movies
Marilyn Monroe
1951 - Criminal
Ethel Rosenberg
1951 - Criminal
Julius Rosenberg
1951 - Sports
Sugar Ray Robinson
1951 - Movies
Marlon Brando
1952 - Politics
Dwight D. Eisenhower
1952 - Royalty
Queen Elizabeth II
1952 - Sports
Rocky Marciano
1952 - Music
Liberace
1952 - Author
George Santayana
1953 - Politics
Joseph Stalin
1953 - Politics
Georgy Maksimilianovich Malenkov
1953 - Politics
Gamal Abdel Nasser
1953 - Music
Sergei Prokofiev
1953 - Politics
Winthrop Rockefeller
1953 - Sports
Roy Campanella
1954 - Politics/Law
Roy Cohn
1954 - Politics
Juan PerĂ³n
1954 - Music
Arturo Toscanini
1955 - Physicist
Albert Einstein
1955 - Movies
James Dean
1955 - Frontiersman
Davy Crockett
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1955 - Music
Elvis Presley
1956 - Movies
Brigitte Bardot
1956 - Politics
Nikita Khrushchev
1956 - Royalty/Movies
Grace Kelly
1957 - Author
Boris Pasternak
1957 - Sports
Mickey Mantle
1957 - Author
Jack Kerouac
1957 - Politics
Chou En-Lai
1958 - Politics
Charles de Gaulle
1958 - Criminal
Charles Starkweather
1959 - Music
Buddy Holly
1959 - Politics
Fidel Castro
1960 - Politics
Syngman Rhee
1960 - Politics
John F. Kennedy
1960 - Music
Chubby Checker
1961 - Author
Ernest Hemingway
1961 - Criminal
Adolf Eichmann
1961 - Music
Bob Dylan
1962 - Astronaut
John Glenn
1962 - Sports
Sonny Liston
1962 - Sports
Floyd Patterson
1963 - Religion
Pope Paul VI
1963 - Activist
Malcolm X
1965 - Politics
Ho Chi Minh
1977 - Politics
Menachem Begin
1980 - Politics
Ronald Reagan
1979 - Religion/Politics
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
1983 - Astronaut
Sally Ride
1984 - Criminal
Bernie Goetz
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Level 43
May 23, 2014
Nice idea but you should allow some variations- eg having to know which number Pope Paul is rough. Neither "Ayatollah" or "Khomeini" work on their own. Also you have a typo in "Prokofiev". And finally, you should specify that fictional individuals such as Peter Pan and Lawrence of Arabia (actually, come to think of it he is a real individual even though the reference is to a movie) don't count.
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Level 59
May 27, 2014
I have made a couple changes to the quiz. Hope that helps! It's a difficult one even if you know the song.
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Level 36
Dec 23, 2014
Why not accept 'Sugar Ray' ? :(