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This Quiz covers the 1950s questions include Wayne Gretzky, Babe Ruth, Tonya Harding, Super Bowl, Triple Crown, basketball and many more

  • Question 1

    1. One of the greatest Hockey players of all time, Wayne Gretzky, played for what team in the 1980s?

    Question 2

    2. Muhammad Ali retired from boxing in 1981, what was his career record?

    Question 3

    3. In what year were the first Wimbledon Tennis Championships held in England?

    Question 4

    4. The first World Cup for Soccer (Football) was held in which country in 1930?

    Question 5

    5. The Olympic Games were not held during which three years, for what reason?

    Question 6

    6. Pelé, the Brazilian Soccer King, joined which North American Soccer League team in 1975?

    Question 7

    7. Babe Ruth began his baseball career for the Boston Red Sox in what year, playing which position?

  • Question 8

    8. In what year did Tiger Woods begin his professional golf career?

    Question 9

    9. The 1968 Winter Olympics were held in which French city?

    Question 10

    10. US Figure Skater Tonya Harding won the National Figure Skating championship in 1994 but was stripped of her title for attacking who?

    Question 11

    11. What three nations were the original members of the "Imperial Cricket Council", now known as the International Cricket Council?

    Question 12

    12. The first Super Bowl was played between which two teams and who won in 1967?

    Question 13

    13. Which golfer completed the only single-season Grand Slam by winning the U.S. Open, the British Open, the U.S. Amateur Championship and the British Amateur Championship in 1930?

  • Question 14

    14. What was the name of the horse that won the Triple Crown in 1973, to be the first winner in 25 years?

    Question 15

    15. The 1984 Winter Olympics were held where and in what country? (Hint: The country no longer exists today)

    Question 16

    16. In 1952, the first Zamboni to be used in an NHL game was used at a game between which two teams?

    Question 17

    17. Which gymnast won three gold medals with seven perfect scores at the 1976 Montreal Olympics?

    Question 18

    18. In 1997, Tiger Woods became the youngest golfer at the time to win the Masters, how old was he?

    Question 19

    19. In what year was the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for car racing built?

    Question 20

    20. The game of basketball was created in 1891 by whom?

  • Question 21

    21. In what year were the Winter Olympics first separated from the Summer Olympics?

    Question 22

    22. In what tournament were the first red and yellow card systems for Soccer (Football) introduced?

    Question 23

    23. In 1988, where were the Summer Olympics held that year?

    Question 24

    24. In what year was the Rugby Football Union formed in London?

    Question 25

    25. In what year were women first allowed to participate in the modern Olympic games?

This Day Info

From our 1957 Page

World --- Baby Boomers

1957 was the peak of the Baby Boomer years

More Information and Timeline For The Baby Boomer Years

1. Definition of Baby Boomer By US Government: Demographic birth boom between 1946 and 1964

2. World War II ends 1946

3. Hundreds of thousands of servicemen return home hoping to set up home with a loved one

4. Governments deal with this in differing ways

5. United States Passes the GI Bill or ( Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 )

5a. Provided college or vocational education for returning World War II veterans

5b. Provided low interest, zero down payment home loans for returning World War II veterans

5c. Provided one year of unemployment compensation for returning World War II veterans

5d. Resulting from these measures tens of thousands of jobs were created for pent up demand in consumer goods, the construction industry, higher education etc. fueling a healthy economy which in turn helped the population to feel confident enough to have families.

6. Great Britain built tens of thousands of low income homes for returning servicemen, increased nationalization and also provided education and unemployment for returning servicemen, this combined with the increased opportunity provided to export goods to the United States created a boom of children and the economy

7. Most Other Allied countries followed similar routes creating an environment where couples felt the confidence to set up homes and new families, the increased numbers of children helped to fuel the economic growth with even more consumer demand.