After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the grateful citizens would ask, "Who was that masked man?" Invariably, someone would answer, "I don't know, but he left this behind." What did he leave behind?
When The Beatles first came to the U.S. in early 1964, we all watched them on ...
Get your kicks ...
The story you are about to see is true. Only the names have been changed ...
In the jungle, the mighty jungle ...
Abbott told Costello that the St. Louis baseball team's lineup consisted of:
"N-E-S-T-L-E-S, Nestle's makes the very best ... __."
The great jazz trumpeter known as "Satchmo" was America's "Ambassador of Goodwill." His real name was ...
What "takes a licking and keeps on ticking" ?
Red Skelton's hobo character was named ...
Some Americans who protested U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War did so by burning their __
The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the front was called the VW. What other name did it go by?
In 1971, singer Don MacLean recorded a song about, "the day the music died." This was a tribute to ...
In 1957, the Soviet Union took an early lead in the space race by placing the first man-made satellite into orbit. It was called ...
One of the big fads of the late '50s and early '60s was a large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist. It was called the ...
What "builds strong bodies 12 ways" ?
Before he was Muhammad Ali, he was ...
Pogo, the comic strip character, said, "We have met the enemy and ..."
Good night, David ...
Before portraying the Skipper's Little Buddy on Gilligan's Island, Bob Denver was Dobie Gillis' friend ...
Liar, liar ...
Meanwhile, back in Metropolis, Superman fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice, and ...
Hey kids, what time is it?
Lions and tigers and bears ...
"Never trust anyone ... "
The NFL quarterback who appeared in a television commercial wearing women's pantyhose was ...
I found my thrill ...
Before Cathy Rigby and Robin Williams, Peter Pan was played by ...
Can you identify The Beatles and indicate which instrument each of them played?
I wonder, wonder ... who, ...
I'm strong to the finish ...
When it's least expected, you're elected, you're the star today ...
What do M&M's do?
Hey there! Hi there! Ho there! ...
Smokey Bear warned:
Call Roto-Rooter, that's the name ...
From the valley of the jolly ...
Does she, or doesn't she?
See the U.S.A ...
Winston tastes good ...
What did L.S.M.F.T. mean on the side of a cigarette pack?
Us Tareyton smokers would rather ...
I'd __ for a Camel.
Schaefer is the one beer to have ...
Can you identify the person in this photo?
You'll wonder where the yellow went ...
Nothin' says lovin' like (what?) and (who?) says it best
Silly rabbit ...
Many people know this impossible object as a blivet.
What did Mad magazine call it?
Go Greyhound, and ...
You're soaking in it. (What is "It"?)
The following program is brought to you in living color ...
Come to where the flavor is. Come to ...
After the Twist, the Mashed Potato, and the Watusi, we "danced" under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go, in a dance called the ...
There's always room for ...
Many cars of the '50s sported protuberances on the front bumpers. These were known as ...
Bill Dana often appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show as a character named ...
Jim Nabors is best known for his character, Gomer Pyle. What other surprising talent does/did he have?
(As the woman in the commercial opened a refrigerator): You can be sure ...
Ford has ...
Wouldn't you really rather have ... ?
Bob Keeshan was TV's Captain Kangaroo. What other character did he portray?
Oh, Magoo ...
The Rocky and His Friends cartoons featured the WABAC machine, used to travel back in time. Who did this time traveling?
It's not nice to fool ...
Whose advertising slogan was:
"Ask the man who owns one" ?
Who claimed to be "the most trusted name in electronics" ?
Burkina Faso ...
At Zenith ...
Texas used to be the biggest state in the U.S., and there were plenty of jokes based on that fact. These became virtually extinct when Alaska became the 49th, and largest, state. When did that occur?
What did "3M" mean?
What was Beaver Cleaver's given name?
On The Flintstones, what was Wilma's maiden name?
"I like ..."
Which product came with "sponge end papers" ?
Whose advertising jingle included the phrase, "where the rubber meets the road" ?
Which of the following was NOT one of the "Chicago Seven" (or "Conspiracy Seven") defendants?
What did S.W.A.K. stand for?
In a recurring feature on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,
"Carnac the Magnificent" would ("in his borderline mystical way") divine the questions and answers in envelopes that had been ...
What product included "non-skid safety discs" ?
Is it live, or is it ... ?
What impish supervillain tormented Superman in DC comics and had to be tricked into returning to his 5th-dimension home?
Sometimes you feel like a nut ...
Who got married on The Tonight Show in December, 1969?
Oh boy, Laddie Boy! ...
What product had "Gardol" ?
Which of these was NOT a phrase often heard on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In ?
Who (or what) was Rin Tin Tin ?
On The Addams Family TV series, what was the name of the severed hand?
Who put a tiger in your tank?
Many of Phyllis Diller's jokes revolved around her husband, ...
Ernie Kovacs once did a cigarette commercial while ...
Comedian Vaughn Meader was known mostly (some might say only) for his impression of ...
Nobody doesn't like ...
In 1957, how much did it cost to mail a 1-ounce first-class letter?
When did the New York Mets begin play in the National League?
Jim Backus is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Thurston Howell, III on Gilligan's Island. However, he also supplied the voice for a cartoon character. Which one?
Which one of these cartoon characters was NOT voiced by Mel Blanc?
Sid Caesar was one of early television's biggest stars, with Your Show of Shows and Caesar's Hour. Which of the following did NOT write for either of these programs?
What was "good to the last drop" ?
When did Disneyland first open in Anaheim, CA ?
What was "99 and 44/100% pure" ?
Marilyn Chambers was the "Ivory soap girl" on the Ivory Snow box, but later became famous as ...
Where have all the flowers gone?
In 1958, The Playmates had a #4 novelty hit with a rising-tempo song about a race between a Nash and a Cadillac. What was it called?
What product was withdrawn from the market in 1976 due to health concerns, only to return in 1987?
In 1969, Sly and the Family Stone had a hit single titled ...
In the '60s, most Americans did NOT own ...
Who played the title role in most episodes of The Lone Ranger on TV?
Who was the first host of NBC's Tonight Show ?
Who, in 1954, was the first to run a mile in less than four minutes?
Rooms at Motel 6 once cost $6 a night.
Which of the following was NOT one of the U.S.'s original Mercury Seven astronauts?
In a recurring office skit on The Carol Burnett Show, Tim Conway played Mr. Tudball and Burnett played his secretary. What was the secretary's name?
Jerry Mathers, of Leave It to Beaver fame, was killed in the Vietnam War.
Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs in 1927. Who finally broke that record in 1961?
Which of these was NOT part of the British musical invasion of the mid-'60s?
In 1965, country artist Roger Miller had a big crossover hit with a song titled ...
Who was Lyndon Johnson's running mate in the 1964 Presidential election?
Harold Stassen had a claim to fame as ...
Who played Little Ricky on the final season of I Love Lucy ?
On The Honeymooners, where did Ralph frequently offer to send his wife?
Which of these was NOT an American network TV game/quiz show in the '50s ?
What's the real name of The Beatles' drummer?
Herman's Hermits had several hit songs during the '60s, including Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter and I'm Henry the Eighth, I Am. What was the real name of the group's lead vocalist?
Which of the following films was NOT directed by Alfred Hitchcock?
Which of these actors was NOT in 1959's Some Like It Hot ?
According to the commercials, what was "Indescribably delicious" ?
Congress banned cigarette advertising on TV and radio as of ...
On I Love Lucy, what was Lucy Ricardo's maiden name?
According to the Car 54, Where Are You? theme song, who was "due at Idlewild" ?
In the 1958 hit, The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late), what did Alvin want for Christmas?
Before playing Detective Steve McGarrett on Hawaii Five-O, Jack Lord starred as ...
On ABC's That Girl (the first series about a single working girl who was not a domestic servant), Marlo Thomas played a character named ...
On TV's Get Smart, Don Adams played Maxwell Smart, Agent ...
When sharing sensitive information with the Chief, the agents of TV's Get Smart attempted to use ...
In 1963, Craig Breedlove's racer "Spirit of America" broke the land speed record at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah. How fast did he go?
In the '50s, a dollar bill could be exchanged for silver bullion.
Was there ever a broadcast TV channel 1 in the U.S.?
Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener,
That is what I'd truly like to be.
'Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer wiener ...
Comet cleanser's TV commercials featured ...
In TV commercials, Charlie the Tuna tried to show he had good taste, but the sponsor was looking for tunas that taste good. Which brand of tuna was this?
Plop, plop, fizz, fizz ...
How high did baseball players' salaries get in the '60s, and who was the highest-paid player of that decade?
What did Walter Cronkite say at the end of each CBS Evening News broadcast that he anchored?
Which of the following labels was NOT likely to be found on (or inside) the typical AM table radio of the '50s?
Some Baby Boomer proto-nerds built electronic kits offered by Allied Radio, Lafayette Radio Electronics, Heath Co., and others. Which of the following kits would you find in a Heathkit catalog from the '60s? (Select all that apply, if any.)
What was the name of the charter boat that was thrown off course by a storm on TV's Gilligan's Island ?
Who directed the 1968 film, 2001: A Space Odyssey ?
Who wrote the 1951 novel, The Catcher in the Rye ?
What is the title of this 1962 work by Andy Warhol?
The equine cartoon character Quick Draw McGraw sometimes assumed the identity of a Zorro-like masked vigilante known as ...
In 1960, some movie theaters were equipped with a system, dubbed "Smell-O-Vision", that delivered various odors to the audience seats when cued by the film.
Playboy magazine's very first issue (1953) featured Marilyn Monroe.
In 1964, trumpeter Al Hirt had a hit single titled ...
Lorne Greene, the Canadian actor best known for his role as Ben Cartwright on NBC's Bonanza, had a hit single (spoken, rather than sung) in 1964. It was titled ...
David Seville was the stage name of the artist behind the 1958 hit records, Witch Doctor and The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late). What was his real name?
Before portraying Mr. Waverly on TV's The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Leo G. Carroll starred as ...
On NBC's The Man From U.N.C.L.E., the enemy organization was named ... (Select all that apply, if any.)
Who sang beautifully, but stuttered when speaking? (Select all that apply, if any.)
Which of the following sentences would you be most likely to find in a "Dick and Jane" reader?
Those formerly-ubiquitous 33-1/3 rpm records were known as LPs. What did LP stand for?
For what newspaper did Clark Kent work?
What was the name of the Cartwrights' ranch on Bonanza?
Many Buicks of the '50s sported portholes or "Ventiports" on the front fenders. What practical function did these serve? (Select all that apply, if any.)
Blue Suede Shoes was a #1 hit in 1956. Who wrote and first recorded it?
In a 1960s series of short radio dramas, a shoe salesman spent his weekends "striking terror into the hearts of criminals everywhere" as the winged warrior, Chickenman. What was his secret identity?
"Professor Plum, in the library, with the candlestick" is something you might say while playing ...
On which car would you find this '60s hood emblem?
Ding dong ...
What musical instrument was used to produce the eerie sound effects in many science-fiction movies of the '50s?
The tribe of Indians living near Fort Courage on TV's F Troop were the ...
Ray Bradbury's 1953 novel, Fahrenheit 451, was adapted for the big screen in 1966. To what does the title refer?
The Joey Bishop Show sitcom has the distinction of being the only TV show ...
Who was the first human in space?
Prior to becoming a politician and, eventually, U.S. President, Ronald Reagan was a radio and film actor, starring in one of these movies. Which one?
One of these events occurred on November 9, 1965. Which one?
On TV's Mission: Impossible, if Mr. Briggs (or Mr. Phelps) or any of his agents were caught or killed, what would the Secretary do?
Which make of car is most associated with James Bond 007?
The U.S. launched the world's first nuclear-powered submarine in 1954. What was its name?
Bob & Carol ...
According to the 1957-58 hit record by Danny & the Juniors, what could you do At the Hop?
What Oscar winner made his first film appearance as the reclusive "Boo" Radley in 1962's To Kill a Mockingbird ?
You can trust your car to the man ...
During the '60s, who was often cited as "the most trusted man in America" ?
Who starred in the original 1955 Broadway production of Damn Yankees ?
Who starred in the original 1959 Broadway production of The Sound of Music ?
In the '50s and '60s, the nation of Sri Lanka was known as ...
"Coup-Fourré!"is something you might call out when playing ...
When playing Monopoly, how much rent would you be charged if you landed on Boardwalk with a hotel on it?
In the '50s and '60s, Western Union offered singing telegram service.
Dr. Timothy Leary was a leading proponent of the therapeutic benefits of ...
Remember TV's Hogan's Heroes? Which of the following statements about its cast is true? (Select all that apply, if any.)
Which of these automotive components, common in cars of the '50s and '60s, is absent from today's models?
Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev famously warned: (Select all that apply, if any.)
The operatic coloratura soprano hailed as La Stupenda in the '60s was ...
In a landmark 1973 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court ...
Johnny Cash recorded A Boy Named Sue at San Quentin State Prison in 1969. The song reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Who wrote it?
Two of the following actors are siblings. Which ones?
Which of these '60s musical groups did NOT feature guitarist Eric Clapton?
In 1971, George Harrison and Ravi Shankar organized two star-studded benefit concerts at Madison Square Garden in order to support ...
Which of the following did NOT serve as U.S. Secretary of State during the '50s-'70s ?
Who was Nikita Khrushchev's immediate successor as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union?
In 1962, Booker T. and the MGs had an instrumental hit titled ...
Before the pocket calculator, math students and engineers relied on the slide rule for quick, fairly-precise calculations. Which of the following could NOT be computed (in one operation) using a slide rule?
The Bay of Pigs was the location of an international incident in 1961. Where is it?
In July, 1969, Massachusetts Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy's career was nearly derailed. Why?
The song Dominique reached #1 on the U.S. pop charts in December, 1963. Who recorded it?
A performer known as Napoleon XIV had a hit novelty record in 1966 titled ...
"Great Caesar's ghost!"was a catch-phrase often uttered by what fictional character?
If your TV picture looked like this, what knob did you need to adjust to get a proper picture?
The 1975 film, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, starred Jack Nicholson and won five Academy Awards. Who wrote the 1962 novel on which it was based?
In 1964, author Ken Kesey and friends took an infamous hallucinogen-fueled trip across the country in a psychedelic school bus. What did the group call itself?
Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton wrote several other novels, including one of these. Which one?
What is the title of this 1966 work by artist Barnett Newman?
Who was the star of TV's Andy's Gang ?
"Holy mackerel!"was a catch-phrase often uttered by what fictional character?
Which cartoon character often exclaimed (with a lisp), "Sufferin' succotash!" ?
Who was Director of the FBI between 1963 and 1970?
Who left his heart in San Francisco?
When and where was the first Super Bowl played?
Before he was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, he was ...
Who was baseball's "Say Hey Kid" ?
Who competed in the women's U.S. Open tennis tournament after previously competing in the men's division?
"It's a Small World" is a popular attraction at several Disney theme parks, but it got its start at the 1964 World's Fair in New York. Whose pavilion was it?
Arthur Murray's name was ... (Select all that apply, if any.)
Who hosted a fitness TV program starting in 1951?
Jack Ruby became famous ...
Who starred (and sang) in the 1969 film, Paint Your Wagon ?
What was the name of the dog on The Jetsons ?
Robert Zimmerman ...
Tenzing Norgay ...
According to the Mister Ed theme song, what will happen if you ask Mister Ed a question?
Lethal injection, the electric chair, firing squads, and hanging have been used, from time to time, to execute those convicted of capital offenses. When was the last time such a person was legally executed by hanging in the U.S.?
What was First Lady Jackie Kennedy's maiden name?
I can't believe ...
One of the following agencies of departments of the U.S. government ceased to exist in 1971. Which one?
What was CONELRAD?
Who played three different roles (Duchess Gloriana XII; Prime Minister Count Rupert Mountjoy; and military leader Tully Bascomb) in the 1959 film, The Mouse That Roared ?
Who was the main sponsor of Milton "Mr. Television" Berle's comedy-variety show on NBC-TV in the early-to-mid '50s?
Whose advertising claimed that their product was "shot from guns" ?
What did consumers find in some boxes of Quaker Puffed Rice and Puffed Wheat cereals in 1955?
One of the following musicians is/was NOT blind. Which one?
Ventriloquist-puppeteer Shari Lewis' best-known puppet was Lamb Chop. Which one of these was another of Lewis' puppets?
The Frisbee flying disc had several earlier names, including one of these. Which one?
One of these products used Carly Simon's 1971 song, Anticipation, in its TV commercials. Which one?
Who offered "57 varieties" ?
The '50s-'60s was a period of rapid advances in air travel, including the transition to jet airliners. What (other than propellers) was common in that era, but no longer found in today's large airliners?
In 1978, one of the following became a national holiday in the U.S. Which one?
Rush to Judgment, a book by Mark Lane, was one of the first investigations of ...
What did SNCC stand for?
What recreation innovation did Huffy introduce in 1955?
"Magic Fingers" was ...
For many years, there were three commercial broadcast TV networks; ABC, CBS, and NBC. But in the mid '40s to mid '50s, there were other competing networks, including which one of these?
What did the C in CBS stand for?
In the long history of Major League Baseball, there has been only one perfect game* during a World Series. Who pitched it, and when? * not just a shut-out or no-hitter, but a game (minimum 9 innings) in which no players from the losing team reach base for any reason (base hit, walk, fielding error, hit batsman)
Where did Yogi Bear live?
In the 1960s, who established a waiting list for future commercial flights to the moon?
In the '60s, the ads for one of these products suggested that we should use it because the NASA astronauts used it in space. Which product was it?
Whose Secret Squadron members were issued secret decoders?
Nowadays, an "e-ticket" is an electronic ticket you might receive if you make travel arrangements online. What would an "E Ticket" get you in 1966?
In the '50s-'60s, how many channels were indicated on the typical American television set's built-in tuner?
Whenever Felix the Cat got in a fix, what would he do?
Which one of these stories was NOT written by Dr. Seuss?
Which one of the following names does not belong with the others?
In the 1974 film, The Godfather Part II, Corleone was not the real surname of the young Vito. What was his real name?
Who wrote the 1970 best-seller, Jonathan Livingston Seagull ?
R. Crumb ...
On what program did the catch-phrase, "Just the facts, ma'am," originate?
Which classic car featured round "porthole" rear side windows?
In 1966, Woody Allen took an existing Japanese spy thriller, dubbed in comedic English dialogue, and released it as...
Who was the commercial spokesperson for Westinghouse appliances?
Which of these is an actual town named after a radio or TV game show?
During the 1970s, who warned, "Don't leave home without them," in the commercials for American Express travelers cheques?
One of the regulars on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour ran for U.S. President. Who was it?
Who had the only speaking part in Mel Brooks' 1976 film, Silent Movie ?
Of the 30 companies that were in the Dow Jones Industrial Average in 1958, how many remain there today* (allowing for companies whose names have changed)? * December, 2012
Who regularly exclaimed, "And awaaay we go!" ?
Match these comedic characters with the entertainers who portrayed them.
The Berlin Wall separated East and West Berlin during the Cold War. When was it constructed?
The first film based on Ian Fleming's James Bond novels was released in 1962. What was its title?
"Checkpoint Charlie" was ...
During the Cold War, a metaphoric barrier stood between the East and West. What was it called?
Since the '50s and '60s, many countries have undergone identity crises. Match each of these current nations with its former name.
Where was JFK's presidential retreat?
U.S. presidents often entertain guests and conduct meetings at Camp David. For whom (or what) was this facility named?
Match each company or product with its logo.
Match each animal with the appropriate TV show.
Match these Top 100 hits of 1970 with their musical artists.
What was special about ABC-TV's Turn-On series from 1969?
What was the name of Sky King's Cessna?
The title song for the James Bond 007 film, Goldfinger, was a Top 10 hit in the U.S. Who performed it?
Complete this line from The Firesign Theatre's 1968 debut album, Waiting for the Electrician or Someone Like Him:
"Follow in your book and repeat after me, as we learn three new words in ..."
In a recurring comedic bit on The Tonight Show, host Johnny Carson delivered "editorial replies" as a redneck wearing a plaid hunting jacket and hat. This character was named . . .
One of the following was NOT a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. Which one?
Which of these symbols was displayed on the Soviet Union's flag?
Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom) was a #2 hit song in the U.S. in 1956. Who performed it?
In the '50s, one of these was a popular hairstyle. Which one?
"Let __ put you in the driver's seat."
Whose advertising slogan was,
"When you care enough to send the very best" ?
What was touted as being "stronger than dirt" ?
Complete this advertising slogan:
"Promise her anything, but give her ..."
In TV commercials, who suggested that you should, "Have it your way" ?
Who promoted a bodybuilding program for the "97-pound weakling" ?
Who used the advertising slogan, "Look, Mom, no cavities!" ?
Complete this advertising slogan:
"All my men wear ___, or they wear nothing at all."
"Betcha can't eat just one"dared one advertiser. Which one?
Whose ads used a sexy model to ask, suggestively, "Why don't you pick me up and smoke me sometime?"
Can you match these cities with the years they hosted the Summer Olympic games?
In the Beany and Cecil cartoon series, what sort of creature was Cecil?
Which comic strip features a character named Skeezix?
Only one of the following was NOT an amateur ("ham") radio operator. Which one?
What was L'il Abner's surname?
In 1966, Australian pop music group The Seekers had their biggest U.S. hit, Georgy Girl. In what film was this song featured?
Richard Harris had a big hit in 1968 with the first recording of a song that included the lyrics:
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
'Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again
What is the title of this song?
Hemo the Magnificent was ...
The TV spy series with Patrick McGoohan was a British import. Here in the States, it was called Secret Agent. What was its original British title?
Who were the stars of TV's I'm Dickens, He's Fenster? (Select two.)
When mild-mannered Don Diego de la Vega donned his mask, he became the legendary swordsman, Zorro. Who portrayed him in the 1957 series on ABC-TV?
On the '50s TV western, The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, who played Wild Bill's sidekick, Jingles P. Jones?
Which brand of cigarettes came with a coupon on each pack, which smokers could collect and redeem for "valuable gifts" ?
We invited many TV families into our homes, growing to know them on a first-name basis. Can you match these TV husbands with their wives?
American Motors Corporation (AMC) produced several successful car models in the '70s, including which one of these?
What was the name of the U.S. agency that preceded the Nuclear Regulatory Commission?
The F.W. Woolworth Company had a nationwide chain of five-and-dime stores, but as that business declined, the company changed its focus and its name, becoming ...
Publication of the "Pentagon Papers" may have helped hasten the end of the Vietnam War. Who leaked these top-secret papers to the media in 1971?
What is Star Trek Captain James T. Kirk's middle name?
What prominent golfer was known for wearing a straw hat and playing barefoot?
What was the U.S. President's annual salary during the '50s and '60s (1949-1969, to be precise)?
Who was the first African-American to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court?
Can you match these groovy songs from the '60s-'70s with their recording artists?
Which one of the following was NOT a recurring villain on ABC-TV's Batman series in the '60s?
What singer is known as The Queen of Soul?
Which baseball player was known as "Hammer" ?
Can you spot the celebrity whose birth name was Marvin Lee Aday?
Can you spot the person whose birth name was Leslie Hornby?
Actor James Dean starred in only three films before his death in 1955. How did he die?
Which one of these was NOT a successful '60s psychedelic rock band?
The written political principles at the heart of Students for a Democratic Society (1960-69) were known as the ...
Which school is most closely associated with the Free Speech Movement of 1964-65?
In 1969, a faction of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) broke off and formed a radical-left organization promoting the violent overthrow of the U.S. government. Informally, this group was called the ...
In 1974, newspaper heiress Patty Hearst was kidnapped by a militant left-wing group which also committed bank robberies and murders. What was the name of this group?
In a 1970 film, Godfrey Cambridge played a white bigot who wakes up one morning to discover that he has turned black. What was the film's title?
Which comic strip featured a character named Sluggo?
Who emceed the Miss America pageant from 1955-79?
The term "military-industrial complex" refers to the way industry, the military, and politics exert influence on one another, at the same time feeding and being fed by war. Who coined this phrase?
Which of the following were regulars on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In? (Select all that apply, if any.)
Author Truman Capote made a rare acting appearance in the 1976 film, Murder by Death. What was the name of the character he portrayed?
Which one of these did NOT perform at the Woodstock Festival in August, 1969?
Many fine musicians' lives and careers ended unexpectedly. How did each of these performers die?
First Lady Jackie Kennedy was a fashion trendsetter. Which one of these items became de rigueur due, in large part, to her use of it?
Who took American television viewers on a tour of the White House in 1962?
Can you complete this advertising slogan?
"When ___ talks, people listen."
Where did the phrase, "Klaatu barada nikto," originate?
Which TWO of the following starred in NBC-TV's mid-'60s series, I Spy ? (Select two.)
On The Jetsons animated TV series, what was George Jetson's work week like?
Which one of these TV series was NOT set mostly in or near New York City?
On I Love Lucy, the apartment building where the Ricardos and Mertzes lived was located at 623 E. 68th Street in New York City. What is at that address today?
Back in the '50s, many parents wouldn't let their children go to public swimming pools. This changed after the introduction of ...
What role(s) did Patty Duke play on The Patty Duke Show?
Which TWO of the following starred in the 1959 Broadway play (and 1962 feature film), The Miracle Worker ? (Select two.)
Who was the first host/anchor of NBC-TV's Today show?
Actor Larry Kert played the lead male role, Tony, in the original 1957 Broadway production of West Side Story. Who played the lead female roles, Maria and Anita? (Select two of the choices.)
Who played Dennis in the 1959 TV series, Dennis the Menace?
In Hank Ketcham's comic strip, what is Dennis the Menace's surname?
Why are most pop songs about 3 minutes long?
Several new teams joined Major League Baseball during the '60s. Which was the first of these expansion (not simply relocated) teams to win a World Series?
On April 9, 1965, Judy Garland and The Supremes performed at the gala opening night of ...
There are now several domed sports stadiums in the U.S. Which was the first?
In TV commercials, what product cured the dreaded "ring around the collar" ?
Many distinctive trademarks and brand names have, through common usage, become genericized. Which one of these generic terms had NOT been a U.S. trademark?
Which comedian was known as the King of the One-Liners, including the classic, "Take my wife -- please!" ?
In 1962, the University of Mississippi admitted its first African-American student, sparking riots on campus. Who was the student?
Where is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
Who composed the theme music for the 1964 film, The Pink Panther ?
What did Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton establish in 1966?
Can you match these real-life husbands and wives?
The Vietnam War protest song, Draft Dodger Rag, included the lyrics:
Sarge, I'm only eighteen, I got a ruptured spleen
And I always carry a purse
I got eyes like a bat, and my feet are flat
And my asthma's getting worse
Who wrote it?
According to a '50s TV theme song, who was King of the Wild Frontier?
Many remember The Skipper on Gilligan's Island, but few recall this fictional character's full name. Do you?
Alan Hale, Jr. is best known as the Skipper on TV's Gilligan's Island, but he played the title role on a previous show. Which one?
Whose signature song was Back in the Saddle Again ?
Whose signature tune was Thanks for the Memory ?
What TV program used Funeral March of a Marionette, by Charles Gounod, as its theme music?
A signature aspect of TV's Jeopardy! game show is the musical interlude during Final Jeopardy, while the contestants consider their answer-question and wager. Who wrote this music?
Who was the original leader of the NBC orchestra on The Tonight Show?
Who hosted New Year's Eve celebrations on radio and TV from 1929 to 1976, introducing America to Auld Lang Syne as a traditional song for the occasion?
In 1951, a DJ known as "Moondog" introduced the term "rock and roll" to the American radio audience. What was this DJ's real name?
The Lone Ranger's theme music is one of the most-recognized of all tunes. Who composed it?
It's 1959, and singer Eddie Fisher has divorced his first wife and married Elizabeth Taylor. Such a scandal! Who was Fisher's first wife?
Which musician scandalously married his 13-year-old cousin (first cousin once removed) in 1957?
1958's Chantilly Lace was the biggest hit record for The Big Bopper. What was this artist's real name?
From 1966-2010, Jerry Lewis hosted an annual telethon to raise money for the fight against ...
What musical instrument did bandleader Lawrence Welk play?
Single Room Furnished starred blonde bombshell Jayne Mansfield, and was her final film. What became of her?
What was the name of ventriloquist Paul Winchell's most famous dummy?
What unlikely inventor held 30 U.S. patents, including one for the first implantable artificial heart?
Which comedian was known as The King of Deadpan?
What was "Castle Bravo" ?
In TV ads, what product was "Mmm, mmm, good!" ?
"Test tube baby" is what the popular media called the end result of in vitro fertilization (IVF). When and where was the first such baby born?
Where in California was Richard Nixon's "Western White House"?
Who was responsible for 1951's "shot heard 'round the world" ?
Most of The Beatles' songs were written by the team of Lennon and McCartney. Can you spot the one song in this list penned by George Harrison?
The song, A World Without Love, was written by Lennon/McCartney and was a #1 hit in the U.S. in 1964, but it wasn't recorded by The Beatles. Who recorded it?
For which product or service did the comedy team of Jerry Stiller and Ann Meara write and perform many humorous radio commercials?
In 1949, Antonio Egas Moniz of Portugal received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his pioneering work on ...
Complete this advertising slogan:
"Everything's better with ____ on it."
In TV commercials, who scolded customers, telling them, "Please don't squeeze the Charmin!" while secretly squeezing it himself?
The 1971-72 novelty hit, Brand New Key, included the lyrics:
I got a brand new pair of roller skates
You got a brand new key
I think that we should get together and try them out you see
Who wrote and first recorded it?
Which one of the following people once suffered a nervous breakdown and spent eight months in a mental hospital?
What was the capital of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany)?
One of the most horrific events of the Vietnam War was the March, 1968 mass murder of civilian women and children by U.S. troops. This incident is known as the ...
With a series of records, The Beatles held the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart continuously from February 1, 1964 to May 2, 1964. Which recording artist finally took over the #1 slot from The Beatles?
On April 4, 1964, songs by The Beatles held the top five slots on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Which songs were these? (Select five.)
Can you identify The Monkees and indicate which instrument each of them played?
Can you match the birth name of each actor with the name Hollywood gave him?
Who was the opening act for The Monkees during their Summer, 1967 concert tour?
Before deciding to seek out four "unknown" singer-actors, the producers of The Monkees sitcom considered basing the show around which existing pop group?
Ten years before becoming one of The Monkees, Micky Dolenz starred in another TV series. Which one?
Which of these costumes was the first "work uniform" ever to be granted trademark protection by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office?
Each of the TV shows on the left shared a star with one of the shows on the right. Can you match the shows that shared a star?
Can you match the birth name of each musician with his stage name?
The following sentences employ some awfully good puns, and are parodies of a style of writing found in certain children's books.
"Pass me the shellfish," he said crabbily.
"Who discovered radium?" asked Marie curiously.
"Hurry up and get to the back of the ship," he said sternly.
"I know who turned out the lights," she hinted darkly.
What are such groaners called?
Johnny Carson was best known for his opening monologue, interviewing skills, and comedic skits on NBC's The Tonight Show, but he was also an accomplished ...
What common annoyance to urban TV viewers has quietly disappeared?
While best known for his comic acting abilities, Jonathan Winters is also an accomplished ...
Can you match these well-known people with their lesser-known accomplishments?
Who was Woody Allen's first wife ("the Dread Mrs. Allen")?
During the height of Beatlemania, Louise Caldwell provided "inside information" reports for several American radio stations on the daily doings of The Beatles. What relationship did Ms. Caldwell actually have with the band?
The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was adopted in 1971. What did it change?
Science fiction author Theodore Sturgeon was the inspiration for the fictional character Kilgore Trout, who often appears in the works of which writer?
According to Billboard magazine, which one of these was the top-selling soul music group of the rock era?
Which one of these musicians was never a member of The Rolling Stones?
Back in the '50s and '60s, many baseball players spent their entire Major League careers with one team. Can you match these players with their teams?
Bess Myerson was New York City's first Commissioner of Consumer Affairs. For what else is she known?
In early 1961, John F. Kennedy helped to end blacklisting of Hollywood personalities by the House Un-American Activities Committee. What did he do?
"Mother, please! I'd rather do it myself!" was the catchline in commercials for which product?
1968 saw the first cigarettes marketed specifically to women. Which brand was this?
Which product was said to contain "600 tiny time pills"?
Lincoln Continentals of the early '60s were distinguished by having what unusual design feature as standard equipment?
In what make of car was JFK riding when he was assassinated?
Which of these soul/rock artists did NOT have a Billboard Hot 100 hit with a song first recorded by The Beatles?
Can you match each of these ad slogans with its product?
Benson & Hedges brought the first 100 mm. cigarette to the U.S. market in 1967. Which brand countered with a cigarette that was "a silly millimeter longer"?
Which candidate used the campaign slogan:"
In your heart, you know he's right" ?
Can you match these running mates in their losing bids for the White House?
Back in the '50s and '60s, Haile Selassie I was Emperor of Ethiopia. What else is he known for?
Since 1962, Playboy magazine has featured lengthy interviews with a wide variety of influential people, including all but one of these. Which one has never been the subject of a Playboy interview?
Who was Dobie Gillis' heartthrob?
Every dog has its day, and (nearly) every day has its song. Can you match these '60s hits with their recording artists?
Francis Gary Powers ...
Can you match each movie with some of its main characters?
Class difference (rich guy/poor girl, or rich girl/poor guy) was a theme of several Baby Boomer-era pop songs. Which of these was NOT about class difference?
The men's wear pictured here was fashionable in the '60s. What was it called?
In the 1950s, President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared that something was "a terrible thing to do to the American people." To what was he referring?
Which of the following was NOT an Elvis Presley film?
Match each TV game show with its original host.
In 1964, Kitty Genovese gained fame when she ....
Albert DeSalvo gained fame when he ...
By which of these nicknames was CBS most known?
Which U.S. President, although Protestant, took the Oath of Office with his hand on a Catholic missal?
Which member of the Our Gang / Little Rascals cast started out being portrayed as a girl, but after several films was then portrayed as a boy?
Who was the first U.S. President to have been a Boy Scout?
In 1963, Australian musician Rolf Harris had a novelty hit in the U.S. with a song titled ...
In 1969, John Lennon changed his middle name. He wanted to be known as "John Ono Lennon," but British law did not permit discarding a name given at birth, so he simply added Ono to his original middle name, which was ...
Which British rock band had more appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show than any other such group?
What is Paul McCartney's middle name?
Which one of the following was never Vice President of the United States?
The Ed Sullivan Show featured a wide variety of musicians, comedians, actors, dancers, and other performers in its 23-year run. Which act appeared more frequently than any other (some say 67 times) ?
Which one of the following never appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show?
Which one of these television stars did NOT also have at least one Top 40 pop hit?
Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In had a segment called "News of the Future," predicting unlikely or bizarre future news stories. A couple of times, though, these "joke predictions" actually came true. Which TWO of these are Laugh-In "News of the Future" items that came to pass?
Can you match each Western TV star with his or her horse?
Can you match each of these TV characters with his sidekick?
If a Baby Boom-era pop/rock group was named after a band member, chances are it was the lead vocalist. But not always. Of the following list, which is the only group that WAS named after its lead vocalist?
What was the first nationwide color TV broadcast in the U.S.?
Can you identify Bamboo Harvester ?
Everyone knows that the Lucy character on I Love Lucy was the wacky wife of a Cuban-born New York bandleader. Which of these describes the Lucy character on The Lucy Show when it debuted in 1962?
During the Vietnam War, protest groups sometimes identified themselves by using the name of a city and a number. Which of these was NOT a real protest group that was brought to trial?
What did Newton Minow famously call a "vast wasteland" in 1961?
TV commercials for which product featured a former Miss Sweden cooing, "Take it off, take it all off”?
In 1963, President and Mrs. Kennedy had a third child, who lived only two days. What was the child’s name?
Which TV show began with a man intoning, "Man ... woman ... birth ... death ... infinity"?
Which game show had a "Heart Line" that viewers could call to help out a contestant who didn't win any money?
Until 1960, no comedy album had ever reached #1 on the Billboard charts. Which one of the following did so that year, topping the Broadway cast album of The Sound of Music and albums by Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley, among others?
Which pop song did the FBI investigate for 31 months, only to conclude that they were "unable to interpret any of the wording in the record"?
In which Top 10 hit does Elvis Presley sing the words, "Oh, fiddle-de-dink!" ?
In the lyrics of which one of these songs does the word “groovy” NOT appear?
Do you want a car with gull-wing doors that open and close at the touch of a button? There's been only one production-model car with that feature. Which one was it?
In the 1964 Jan and Dean song, which two cars participated in the disastrous drag race that ended at Dead Man's Curve? (Select two.)
Which of these colors featured most frequently in the titles of pop songs of the '60s?
South Street was a Top 10 hit for the Orlons in 1963, with lyrics that began, "Where do all the hippies meet?" What city were the Orlons singing about?
We knew many TV characters by their nicknames, but they had "real" first names as well. Can you match these characters with their first names?
Can you match each of these TV characters with his show?
Here are characters from various comic strips. Match each character on the left with the character on the right from the same comic.
Many Boomers remember Gumby, the green/blue stop-action animated clay figure. But can you name these other characters from his TV show?
What's the name of this creature from the Howdy Doody TV program?
The Howdy Doody TV show featured audience participation, with about 40 children seated in bleachers onstage. What were these lucky kids called?
Can you match these current sports teams with their former home towns? Except as indicated, all are Major League Baseball teams.
In 1969, rumors surfaced that someone had died and been replaced by a look-alike. The rumors took hold, and people worldwide searched for clues. Whose death had been falsely reported?
The wives in The Stepford Wives were special because they ...
Abraham Zapruder ...
Can you match the songs on the right with the Broadway musicals they’re from?
The film, The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. What song was this?
During which time period did Chuck Berry have a #1 pop hit?
Which of these was the first Beatles album NOT to have the word "Beatles" on the front cover?
Which "weekly" '60s TV show was so popular that when it debuted, it was shown on two consecutive nights, Wednesday and Thursday?
In the 1958-61 U.S. prime-time TV seasons, which type of show occupied the top three popularity spots?
For many years, soap operas were aimed at stay-at-home housewives, and therefore aired during the daytime. Which was the first soap opera to air in prime time on a major U.S. TV network?
You don't know shit from __."
What Top 10 song from the early '70s included the words, "I know," 26 times in a row?
Who referred to the sentence, "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help," as "the nine most terrifying words in the English language"?
Whose desk sported this sign?
Who pleaded, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" ?
Who asked, “Where's the beef?” in a U.S. Presidential primary debate?
Who famously said, "Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy" ?
What was the name of Mister Ed's owner?
The movie industry developed wide-screen technologies in order to compete more effectively with television. What was the name of the wide-wide-screen motion picture process, first used in 1952, that employed three synchronized projectors to produce an image covering 146 degrees of an arc?
Which comedy team made some 3-D movies in the 1950s?
Which one of the following was NOT a member of the Not Ready for Prime-Time Players when Saturday Night Live debuted in October, 1975?
The Champs' song from 1958, Tequila, famously ends with the band shouting "tequila!" Which other song from the late 1950s ends with someone saying "tequila!" ?
Starting in the 1950s, this symbol (shown here with the wording removed) meant that ...
What event or development inspired Tom Paxton to write the song, I Don’t Want a Bunny Wunny ?
The kids' magazine, Highlights for Children, (found in many a dentist's office!) featured concise behavior lessons demonstrated by two cartoon kids, one of whom did everything wrong and the other of whom did everything right. The two kids were named ...
In 1967, when a certain long-running TV program was in danger of being canceled, Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) spoke on the Senate floor in an effort to save it. The program continued for another 8 years. What show was Sen. Byrd so fond of?
In 1969, Sen. John Pastore (D-RI) chaired hearings on the subject of TV violence. What popular CBS show was abruptly canceled when it failed to tone down the violence?
In the 1964-65 TV season, similar shows featuring live pop/rock performances and go-go dancing debuted on two different networks. Which shows were these? (Select two.)
Which performer incorporated “inflationary language” (e.g., “Twice upon a time… and so fifth,”) and “phonetic punctuation” into his or her act? [ ? =
This artwork (shown here with the wording removed) was on the cover of a record album titled ...
Which four-member rock group, with hits in the early '70s, saw half its founding members commit suicide?
According to a 1959-60 hit song, who was Running Bear in love with?
Decades ago, "Mommy mommy" jokes, along with other so-called "sick jokes," were all the rage. What's the punchline to this one?
Mommy, mommy, why am I running around in circles?
Little puzzle-drawings like this ("Ship arriving too late to save a drowning witch") were popularized in the 1950s by humorist Roger Price. What are they called?
During his long career, James Brown acquired many nicknames -- some self-assigned. Which of these was NOT a nickname applied to James Brown?
Tonto referred to the Lone Ranger as "__".
In which year did almost all American-made cars switch from dual to quad headlights?
In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson proposed a broad set of domestic programs he called ...
In the Peanuts comic strip, what's the name of Snoopy's little bird friend?
Identify Dr. Frances Horwich.
What actual annual tradition originated in Al Capp’s Li’l Abner comic strip?
"Femlins" were ...
What was Minipoo?
What product did Lionel Trains introduce in 1957 in order to appeal to girls?
Which one of the following artists did NOT record for Motown Records or one of its subsidiary labels? (Think it's obvious? Think again!)
In which city was Motown Records based?
Which color was NOT included in the familiar small box of eight Crayola crayons?
When Elvis Presley was discharged from the Army in 1960, what was his rank?
Who wrote the 1968 sci-fi novel, 2001: A Space Odyssey ?
Launched in 1964, Alvin (DSV-2) is a deep-submersible research vehicle owned by the U.S. Navy and operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts. Can you name the company that built it? (Think outside the box.)
Recording personnel Theodore Keep, Simon Waronker, and Alvin Bennett were involved in the production of which #1 pop song of the 1950s?
The father of one of the main stars of TV's The Beverly Hillbillies was a well-known ..
During the 1960s, some popular music songs were deemed to have words, or subject matter, inappropriate for broadcast; therefore, edited, bleeped, or censored versions of these songs were recorded and distributed. Which one of these did NOT see release in two versions, the original and one "cleaned up"?
Automobile brands came and went during the '50s and '60s. Of the following makes, which was the LAST to cease production in the United States?
TV's Hawaii Five-O often ended with the lead character saying ...
In 1966, a just-released album by The Beatles was hastily withdrawn and given another cover because the original cover ...
What do the creative works
Forever Amber, by Kathleen Winsor Strange Fruit, by Lillian Smith The Children's Hour, by Lillian Hellman Naked Lunch, by William S. Burroughs
have in common?
In the Coasters' 1959 song, Charlie Brown, what is Charlie Brown alleged to be doing in the boys' gym?
In Arlo Guthrie’s 1967 song, Alice’s Restaurant, the restaurant was located “just a half-a-mile from the railroad track” in what town?
The Order of Preachers is a Roman Catholic order of friars, nuns, and lay persons founded in the 13th century by St. Dominic, a contemporary of St. Francis of Assisi. The story of the early years of the order and its founder was the subject of ...
In the Peanuts comic strip, Snoopy sometimes imagined himself to be a World War I flying ace battling his nemesis, the Red Baron. What type of plane did Snoopy “fly”?
"Put that in your __ and __ it."
Can you complete this advertising slogan?
“Gee, Dad! It’s a ____ !”
For which of these is Buckminster Fuller best known?
Which one of these pop music performers did NOT die in a plane crash?
In which TV show did the phrase, "Whoa, Nelly!" originate?
1959's Signal 30 was a film shown in many a high school assembly to alert teenagers to the dangers of ...
Which TV character always used the "shave-and-a-haircut" rhythm when knocking on his employer's door?
Can you complete this classic line from Monty Python’s Flying Circus ?
"Nobody expects … "
In Roll Over Beethoven, Chuck Berry sings of being afflicted with two ailments. What are they?
What kind of car did Peter Falk drive on Columbo ?
Which of these was the first African-American entertainer to host his own hourlong weekly variety TV show?
From its debut in 1957 through 1963, ABC-TV’s American Bandstand was broadcast from studios in what city?
Which of the following records is held by Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon?
When they debuted in 1968, the Motion Picture Association of America's original lineup of film ratings was ...
In which of these comic strips do the characters live in close to "real time," getting older as the years pass?
Actor William Talman played D.A. Hamilton Burger on Perry Mason. For what else is he known?
What was the centerpiece of the New York World’s Fair (1964-65)?
What sort of business did Dobie Gillis' father, Herbert T. Gillis, own?
Can you identify this painting?
In 1973, a quip by Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show sparked a temporary nationwide shortage of ...
In 1956, American actress Grace Kelly married Rainier III, Prince of ...
What was the credit card now known as Visa called (in the U.S.) when it was launched in 1958?
The Apollo 11 spacecraft consisted of a command module, support module, and lunar module. Two astronauts descended to the Moon's surface in the lunar module, while one remained in lunar orbit in the command module. What was the name given to the command module?
What did this symbol signify?
Actor Robert Blake (Baretta) was also a child star in what series?
Who sued the publishers of Mad magazine for $25 million in 1961?
What was special about the Johnny Eagle series of toy guns made by Topper Toys in the '60s?
According to the song, whose diet consisted of "bearcat stew"?
Who, at the age of 9, was the youngest performer ever* to be nominated for an Academy Award for a lead role? * as of December, 2011
Which of these was NOT a haircare/grooming product?
Do you remember the frozen toaster-size “pizzaburgers” made by Buitoni? What were they called?
Which of these was a candy bar now sold as Milky Way Midnight?
Fantastic Voyage (1966) was a film starring Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, Edmund O'Brien, and Donald Pleasence. Where did the voyage of the title take them?
The Great Escape (1963 film) is based on a real-life mass escape from a German POW camp during World War II. In the film, how does Steve McQueen’s character, Captain Virgil "The Cooler King" Hilts USAAF, spend his time in the cooler (solitary confinement)?
Only one of the following statements about the first Touch-Tone telephones (introduced by AT&T in 1963) is true. Which is it?
Several instrumental hits by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass were used as musical cues on what popular TV show of the ‘60s-‘70s?
For what else is trumpeter Herb Alpert (of the Tijuana Brass) known?
The 1968 film, Planet of the Apes, was followed by four sequels, including one of these. Which one?
Author Robert A. Heinlein coined the term grok in his 1961 novel, Stranger in a Strange Land. What did it mean?
Who or what was Fluffo?
On TV's The Addams Family, Lurch responded, "You rang?" when summoned by the gong. On which other show was "You rang?" a catchphrase?
All of these actors also made the charts as pop singers. But which one had a Top 10 hit with a vocal version of his own TV show's theme music?
Soupy Sales’ children’s TV show featured two large dog puppets – one black and one white -- seen only as giant paws. What were the dogs’ names?
What was the only American-made, mass-produced passenger car to feature a rear-mounted air-cooled engine?
Who wrote the 1965 best-seller, Unsafe at Any Speed ?
The whole world knows Ronald McDonald, but before Ronald, the McDonald's chain had another mascot, known as ...
Who was a regular on McHale's Navy and a very frequent guest on The Carol Burnett Show ?
Rachel Carson’s 1962 best-seller, Silent Spring, helped to spawn which movement or industry?
Remember the small slot at the back of medicine cabinets? What purpose did it serve?
From 1959 until 2008, the Lincoln cent had Abraham Lincoln on the obverse and the Lincoln Memorial on the reverse. What was on the reverse of the penny from 1909 to 1958?
Who was Ivy Baker Priest?
How would you erase the drawing on an Etch-A-Sketch?
Which of these events occurred first?
Which of these events occurred first?
“Olly olly __ !”
Kookie, the parking lot attendant played by Edd Byrnes on 77 Sunset Strip, often spouted hipster language ("Baby, you're the ginchiest!"). But he was also known for constantly ...
The "disadvantages" of which product were humorously portrayed in 1960s TV ads?
Joseph Heller's 1961 novel, Catch-22, introduced a new idiom to the English language. Which of these best summarizes a "catch-22" ?
Who was the youngest solo male singer to have a #1 album on Billboard's albums chart*? (* as of December, 2011)
Can you match these actresses with their TV cop/detective roles?
One of the cartoon magpies, Heckle or Jeckle, spoke with a distinct New York accent. What accent did the other have?
What character was a regular on both Green Acres and Petticoat Junction?
What was marketed in the 1960s as "the Think Drink"?
In January 1965, children’s TV host Soupy Sales was suspended from his show for two weeks. What had he done to warrant this?
Which one of these was NOT one of Nancy Drew's friends or a member of her family or household?
What were the Hardy Boys' first names?
Twiggy was ...
What was the magic phrase to open the cartoon vault on the original Mickey Mouse Club TV show?
Which of these was the catchphrase (also the title of the autobiography) of Jack Paar, former host of The Tonight Show?
The first widely-available diet soft drink was introduced in 1958. Which one of these was it?
Can you match the store names with the initials?
Which of these recordings does NOT include a reference to the Vietnam War?
In her 1970 song, Big Yellow Taxi, Joni Mitchell declared, “They paved Paradise …”
In the classic 1969 film, Easy Rider, who played "Connection," the man that received the contraband cocaine from stars Wyatt "Captain America" (Peter Fonda) and Billy (Dennis Hopper)?
In the 1960s, "Killer Joe" Piro was best known for being ...
Which one of these people disappeared in 1975 and is presumed to be dead, although a body was never found?
What is the object pictured here?
What are these women doing?
Can you identify this car?
What did a man popularly called D. B. Cooper famously do in 1971?
Which one of the following did Chairman Mao’s wife prevent from visiting China with President Nixon in 1972?
What was the first Disney film to have a sequel?
Which one of the following is NOT a Disney film?
Who played the mother on both the Lassie and Lost in Space
Who is generally acknowledged to be the creator of Gonzo journalism* ? * a style of journalism in which the reporters themselves become central figures of their stories
What was the most popular brand of toothpaste or tooth powder in the U.S. from the 1920s through the late 1950s?
Which one of the following was a market researcher for the Ipana toothpaste "Brusha, brusha, brusha" ad campaign, featuring Bucky Beaver, before becoming otherwise famous?
"Bent Fabric" is ...
Who was at the microphone during the 1974 Oscars when a man "streaked" on stage?
Rudi Gernreich became famous in 1964 when he ...
What is the object pictured here?
What do the initials PF stand for in the name of the sneakers, PF Flyers?
Can you identify the person in this photo?
Before making it big in the mid-1970s, Barry Manilow was …
In 1988, Bob Dylan stopped someone at a party, hugged him and said, "Don't stop what you're doing, man. We're all inspired by you." To whom was he speaking?
Until 1962, the Volkswagen Beetle lacked ...
Identify Carnaby Street.
What was the first single by a former Beatle to reach #1 on the charts?
George Harrison lost a legal battle over his song, My Sweet Lord, which was deemed to have infringed the copyright for what other song?
What was Lady Bird Johnson's real first name?
Who often exclaimed, "Heavens to Murgatroyd!" ?
Beginning in November 1969, Native Americans staged a 19-month-long occupation of ...
Which of the following, after being elected President, chose not to seek another term in the next election? (Select all that apply.)
Johnny Horton had a #1 hit in 1959 with The Battle of New Orleans. The words of that song celebrate the final battle of which military conflict?
Many pop songs have resurfaced in TV commercials, but I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony) hit the charts in 1971 after being a commercial jingle for …
Which of the following characters was NOT featured in the original (1977) lineup of the Village People?
The Shadow of Your Smile won an Academy Award for Best Original Song after being featured in what film?
Can you complete this advertising slogan?
"Wow! It sure doesn’t taste like … !”
According to the song, what did Love Potion #9 look like?
Which one of these is NOT an Abbott and Costello movie?
Which of these songs is based almost entirely on verses from the Bible?
What does the expression to “get rubber” mean?
Paul Cole, a 58-year-old American tourist, is pictured on the front of which Beatles album?
The Shangri-Las’ 1964 song, Leader of the Pack, was followed, two months later, by a parody called Leader of the ...
What warning often accompanied the punched cards mailed with utility bills?
What was the name of the on-board computer in 2001:A Space Odyssey?
Which song from 1968 included the following lyrics?
What's your name?
(What's your name?)
Who's your daddy?
(Who's your daddy? He rich?)
Is he rich like me?
Complete this advertising slogan from the '50s and '60s:
"______ is our most important product."
Which character's animated cartoons were often mini-operas, with the dialogue sung rather than spoken?
The 1967 Swedish film, I Am Curious (Yellow), was notorious for its nudity and sex scenes. Which one of the following appeared in it? (No, not in one of those scenes.)
In 1972, Bobby Fischer won the World Chess Championship in Reykjavik, Iceland by defeating ...
How big was the infamous gap in the Watergate tapes?
Which one of the following was NOT involved in the Watergate scandal?
Which of the following did NOT headline a tour in England for which The Beatles were a supporting/warm-up act?
Arthur Fiedler was ...
The first restaurant in the McDonald's chain opened in 1955. How much did its hamburgers cost?
In the ‘50s and ‘60s, what would parents and school nurses put on your skinned knee?
Can you arrange these McDonald's offerings in the order they were introduced?
Which one of the following ingredients was NOT in McDonald's original Big Mac?
1963”s Surf City was the first surf song to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Who recorded it?
Where, as the song goes, were there “two girls for every boy” ?
To what does the term "Sanforization" refer?
One of the following was a Quaker. Which one?
Can you complete this advertising slogan?
"Don't wait to be told, you need ... "
Back in the '50s and '60s, on which of these items might you have found the Kelvinator brand name?
Who gained fame as the Galloping Gourmet?
"I'm no fool, no-siree / I want to live to be 93!" was the theme song of a series of educational cartoons from the late 1950s that taught schoolchildren about hazards such as traffic, fire, and sharp objects. Can you name the host of the "I'm No Fool" series?
On the Rocky and His Friends animated TV series, what nation did spies Boris and Natasha work for?
Which one of the following was NOT a member of the Rat Pack?
TV commercials for which brand of chewing gum featured a special dance step named for the gum?
Which make of car sported, during the 1960s, the largest emblem (logo) ever put on a regular production passenger vehicle?
Many recall Boris and Natasha on the Rocky and His Friends animated TV series. But do you know Natasha’s surname?
Which one of these was a Top 40 hit song in 1965?
"For those who think young"was an advertising slogan for what product?
When Richard Nixon resigned the presidency in 1974, to whom did he address his letter of resignation?
“They often call me Speedoo, but my real name is …”
Since 1973, what are American League baseball pitchers no longer required to do?
Five of these brands are named after actual people. Can you spot them? (Select all that apply.)
In what town did the Cleavers live on TV's Leave it to Beaver ?
Can you match each TV show with its theme music? Note: In some browsers, you may need to manually pause one theme before playing another.
The recording artist known as Donovan had several hit records in the ‘60s, including Sunshine Superman and Mellow Yellow. What's his real name?
The actor who played the title role in Bachelor Father also starred in which other show?
Can you identify the TV show for which this was the theme music?
Can you identify the TV show for which this was the theme music?
Can you identify the TV show for which this was the theme music?
Can you identify the TV show for which this was the theme music?
The Partridge Family TV sitcom was inspired by and loosely based on an actual pop music family. Which one?
All but one of the following are recipients of the Oscar, Tony, Emmy, and Grammy awards. Which one is NOT a member of this exclusive "Grand Slam" club?
Which of the following did NOT often perform as a comedy team?
On which TV program would you most likely hear this catch-phrase?
"Six, two, and even -- over and out."
This distinguished-looking gentleman was seen in advertisements for ...
Since 1997, the popular Chex line of breakfast cereals has been made by General Mills. Who made them in the ‘50s and ‘60s?
Many TV game shows of the ‘50s and ‘60s featured merchandise and prizes from one of these mail-order catalogs. Which one?
From 1927-1975, A&P was the largest food retailer in the U.S. (until 1965, its largest retailer of any kind). What was the full name of the company?
Who first recorded Hound Dog, in 1952?
"Choo-Choo Charlie" was a character used in advertising for which of these?
Which of the following James Bond movies was a spoof, assembled by five directors and ten writers, unrelated to the "straight" Bond films starring Sean Connery, Roger Moore, etc.?
Whose 1950s advertising campaign quickly transformed its product from one favored by women into one thought of as manly?
They say life imitates art. Which one of these played a character with a certain job on a TV sitcom, and later held that same job in real life?
What’s the name of the game pictured here?
Who used the advertising slogan
“Blow in her face and she’ll follow you anywhere.” ?
Whose TV variety show included a segment introduced by girls singing
"Letters -- We get letters -- We get stacks and stacks of letters" ?
Can you identify this character?
Who was Margie's "boyfriend" in the '50s TV show, My Little Margie ?
In the Peanuts comic strip, which character spent each Halloween in the pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin to arrive?
What did John Wayne and Phyllis Schlafly have in common?
The rock 'n' roll nostalgia group Sha Na Na derived its name from the lyrics of what song?
“This is the dawning of the Age of ____ .”
Remember 1962's Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow, by the Rivingtons? What does the lead vocalist sing about?
Which one of the following was typically white in the '50s and '60s, but is now usually another color?
Can you identify the person in this photo?
Can you identify the person in this photo?
What was the name of the hotel on Petticoat Junction ?
In late 1966, Gary Lewis and the Playboys performed on The Ed Sullivan Show. Gary, who was just about to enter the Army, sang One Last Kiss, and a girl from the audience was invited onstage to kiss him goodbye. The song and the kiss mirrored a scene from which Broadway musical?
Whose catchphrase was "Well, I'll be a dirty bird!" ?
What famous sports figure was shaved by Farrah Fawcett in a 1978 TV ad for her line of Fabergé hair products and fragrances?
Contestants on Truth or Consequences who failed to answer a tricky question correctly were met with a loud sound from ...
In 1964-65, Shirley Ellis had a Top 10 hit with The Name Game. Which of the following names would it be wise to avoid while playing her game?
Back in the ‘50s and ‘60s, many editions of The Saturday Evening Post featured cover art by …
On You Bet Your Life, with Groucho Marx, what happened if a contestant said the secret word?
In the 1967 hit, Ode to Billie Joe, the narrator -- or someone who looked like her -- and Billie Joe McAllister were seen "throwing something off the Tallahatchie Bridge." What was it that they threw?
Which TWO of these events occurred during the 1950s?
In the U.S. prior to 1967, the Memorial Day holiday was officially known as ...
George Fenneman is/was ...
How many husbands has Zsa Zsa Gabor had, to date?
Which one of the following was NOT one of Elizabeth Taylor's husbands?
What was Harry S. Truman’s middle name?
Which one of these was NOT the screen name of a "Bond Girl" in a 007 film?
In 1962, an oral vaccine developed by Dr. Albert Sabin was introduced to combat …
What's the name of this game?
In the ‘50s and ‘60s, which one of these was a sweetened puffed-wheat breakfast cereal?
Can you identify Nik-L-Nip ?
To what does “wow and flutter” refer?
Who recommended that their product be used three times a day?
When a standard audio cassette is playing, how fast does the tape move?
In the 1950s, which product used the ad slogan
“Relief is just a swallow away.” ?
Can you identify Zip Gun ?
What does ICBM stand for?
Kodak introduced the Instamatic camera in 1963. For which one of these innovations is the Instamatic known?
What was the name of the launch vehicle (rocket) used by NASA for the Gemini manned spaceflight program (1965-66)?
From whose mail-order catalog did Wile E. Coyote obtain the various contraptions with which he hoped to catch the Road Runner?
Can you identify this movie theme music?
Frank Sinatra carried a roll of dimes at all times, from 1963 until his death in 1998. Why did he start doing this?
Which of the following is the only* U.S. president to have been divorced? * as of December, 2011
Which one of the following had a White House wedding?
Which world leader was prevented, for security reasons, from visiting Disneyland in 1959?
Audrey Hepburn starred in the 1964 film version of My Fair Lady, but she only lip-synced the songs. Who supplied Eliza Doolittle’s singing voice?
Who or what is a “Wankel” ?
What does the “CB” stand for in “CB radio”?
The DC-10 wide-body jet airliner was introduced in 1971. Which company built it?
Idlewild Airport is mentioned in the theme song for an early-'60s TV sitcom. Where was it?
Addition of fluoride to public water supplies became widespread in the U.S. around 1960, in order to ...
Which one of these was introduced in 1972 and, due to its popularity and commercial success, launched the video arcade game industry?
Who was known as Ol' Blue Eyes?
Hey, whatcha got pokin’ out, there?
The first season of Saturday Night Live included skits in the Land of Gorch, featuring …
In 1960, Bulova introduced the first wristwatch to use a tuning fork and electronic circuitry; it emitted a soft hum rather than a ticking sound. What was it called?
What is the object pictured here?
Before replacing Shemp Howard as one of The Tthree Stooges, Joe Besser was a regular on The Abbott and Costello Show, playing a 40-year-old man dressed in a Little Lord Fauntleroy suit. What was this character's name?
Can you identify this icon of "weirdo shirts" and 1950s-1960s hot rod culture?
To what product did President Jimmy Carter’s younger brother lend his name?
In 1965, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards was nearly electrocuted during a concert in Sacramento, California. What is believed to have saved his life?
Which one of these was NOT part of the ‘60s dance craze?
Which famous sports figure became the commercial spokesperson for Mr. Coffee electric coffee makers?
Who was Marilyn Monroe’s first husband?
Marvel Comics has trademarked the sound that Spider-Man's web shooter makes. That sound is:
When introduced in 1959, Chatty Cathy dolls could say 11 different phrases. Which one of these was NOT among them?
Can you identify Bild Lilli?
Can you identify the person in this 2002 photo?
Who suggested, in 1967, that we should “Turn on, tune in, drop out” ?
Who was Abbie Hoffman?
Who did the Youth International Party (“Yippies”) support for President in 1968?
Which movie from the 1960s was said to have made thousands of people afraid of taking a shower?
Which TV show was subtitled "American Scene Magazine"?
Both Neil Diamond and the Hollies had hits with the record, He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother. Where did the songwriters get that phrase from?
Who reportedly made Lady Bird Johnson burst into tears at a White House luncheon in 1968?
Can you identify this sound?
Edward D. Wood, Jr. wrote and directed a film, released in 1959, that some critics have called “the worst movie ever made”. Which film was this?
Can you identify Bwana Devil ?
Identify VISTA from 1964:
One of the following fictitious entities was featured on TV’s The Name of the Game (1968-71) and later become a reality. Which one?
Who won the Korean War?
Which of the following was once employed as a Playboy Bunny?
Theodor Geisel was a successful writer, but he used a pseudonym. What was it?
The “Dear Abby” advice column was started in 1956, by …
Robert Loggia starred in the 1966-67 TV series, T.H.E. Cat. What did T.H.E. stand for?
Billy Graham, Dick Clark, and Joe DiMaggio all ...
P. D. Q. Bach scholar, "Professor" Peter Schickele, claimed to be Chairman of the Department of Musical Pathology at what school?
Can you identify the original members of The Mamas and the Papas? (Select four.)
Which of these foreign-language pop hits contains the line, translated into English, "I'm not a sailor -- I'm a captain!" ?
Satirist Tom Lehrer contributed several songs to which TV series in the mid-'60s?
in what car did Tod and Buz tour the U.S.A. on TV's Route 66 ?
"Cowabunga!" -- the expression of awe or surprise used in the 1960s by surfers and, decades later, by Bart Simpson and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles -- came from ...
What was on the reverse side of the Kennedy half dollar when it was introduced in 1964?
What plane was flown by the airmen of TV's 12 O'Clock High ?
In her 1964 hit song, Petula Clark suggested that you should go Downtown and listen to what type of music?
Janis Ian wrote and recorded her first hit single, Society’s Child, in 1964, when she was 13. What was the song about?
Whose flag was this?
Other than Psycho, can you name two movies featuring Anthony Perkins?
What is the object pictured here?
Who had a #1 hit in 1953 with (How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?
Although it would be considered very politically incorrect today, Ray Stevens’ novelty song, Ahab the Arab, reached #5 on Billboard's top 40 chart in 1962. What was the name of Ahab’s camel?
Who had a big hit with Personality in 1959?
What has Microsoft’s Bill Gates called “the first interactive TV show” ?
Who had a hit record in 1962 with Speedy Gonzales ?
This excerpt from Elton John’s 1972 hit, Crocodile Rock, reminded many* of which previous song? * enough so that it prompted a lawsuit
Can you identify the object pictured here?
Who had a #1 hit single with the song, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds ?
Back in the sixties, these teams had something in common. What was it?
Boston PatriotsBuffalo BillsDenver BroncosHouston OilersOakland Raiders
Remember Witch Doctor, by David Seville? Which one of these was NOT part of the song's chorus?
In the liner notes of Meet the Beatles, the first Beatles album released in the U.S., Capitol Records used the phrase "pudding basin" to describe ...
In which film did Doris Day sing, Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) ?
Whose flag was this?
Back in the ‘50s and ‘60s, if you used something with the brand name LePage’s, it was probably …
Which of the following comedians often appeared on the “borscht belt” circuit in New York’s Catskill Mountains? (Check all that apply, if any.)
Can you identify Laszlo Toth ?
Carrie Fisher played Princess Leia in Star Wars. Can you name her parents?
Which television actor had been a professional baseball and basketball figure, playing for both the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Boston Celtics?
What was the name of the fictional great ape who adopted John Clayton after her own baby died?
I fought the law …
In 1950s TV commercials, Clorets chewing gum was touted as having which ingredient?
The 1969 film, Hercules in New York, featured an unlikely pair of actors. Which one?
Which parent-child pair won a pair of Oscars for the same movie?
At the Academy Awards, which film beat Star Wars for the best film of 1977?
Hubert Humphrey said that he may have lost the 1968 election because …
What did Richard Nixon say during his brief appearance on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In in September, 1968?
In the third season of the 1960s TV show, Batman, the crime-fighting duo was joined by Batgirl, who was identified as:
If you were lucky, there was a song named after you. Which one of the following was NOT the title of a ‘50s-‘60s Top Ten hit song?
Which of these was NOT one of the 10 most popular names given to baby girls in the 1950s?
Which of these was NOT one of the 10 most popular names given to baby boys in the 1950s?
In 1967, there was a rumor -- since debunked -- that one could get high by smoking ...
What was the name of the vampire on TV’s Dark Shadows daytime soap opera?
In 1960, Israeli agents captured a high-ranking Nazi fugitive in Buenos Aires, Argentina. What was his name?
Which Top 20 song from the 1960s is sung mostly in Creole slang -- the exact translation of which is a matter of dispute?
In an oft-replayed appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, who demonstrated his tomahawk-throwing skills, but hit the target embarrassingly low?
To which Indian tribe did Howdy Doody‘s Chief Thunderthud belong?
Which of the following TV shows was a spin-off of another spin-off?
Can you identify this sound?
Which 1965 film was dedicated to Elias Howe, who in 1846 invented the sewing machine?
The 1961 Academy Award for Best Original Song went to Moon River. In which film was it featured?
Can you identify this sound?
Can you identify Royal and Underwood?
In Chuck Berry’s song, Memphis, Tennessee (or simply Memphis, as in Johnny Rivers’ 1964 version), who is the singer trying to contact on the telephone?
Which of these best paraphrases the advice given by Gerry and the Pacemakers in a 1964 hit song?
Which of these best paraphrases the advice given by Jimmy Soul in a 1963 hit song?
In a famous routine, Abbott and Costello (well, Costello, anyway) proves that 7 X 13 equals ...
In 1965, an organization was formed to promote worldwide education through musical performances. What was its name?
Which one of these was NOT a hit song by the 1910 Fruitgum Company during the 1960s?
Can you identify Wilma Rudolph?
Can you match each of these '50s-'70s-era world leaders with his/her nation?
Who was the last* U.S. president who did not have a daughter? * as of 2012
“Jeremiah was a bullfrog”
is the opening line of a hit song from 1970, written by Hoyt Axton. What was the title of the song?
The final Beatles single to reach #1 on the U.S. charts was ...
In January 1972, Time magazine called the person featured on their cover "TV's first black superstar". Who was thus honored?
Kmart, Walmart, Target, Woolco, and Big-K all opened their first discount stores in 1962.
For several years, CBS’ 60 Minutes featured a segment called Point/Counterpoint, a short debate between pundits on opposite ends of the political spectrum. One frequent pair was …
Look, up in the sky!
"Doo-Wop" is a style of vocal-based, pop-oriented rhythm-and-blues music popular in the '50s and early '60s; the name is derived from the fact that background vocalists usually sang nonsense syllables such as "doo-wop." But in which of these songs were the words "doo-wop" actually sung? (Two of the songs qualify; choose either one.)
Whose logo is this?
Each of the songs on the left is someone's signature tune. Can you match the songs with their singers?
Lustre-Creme was ...
On which of the following would you find a tone arm?
In what year did the Vietnam War end?
Which one of the following was NOT a member of the Warsaw Pact military alliance (1955-1991) ?
Can you complete these TV show titles?
With a name like ___, it has to be good.
Who used the slogan
“A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” ?
It’s 11 o’clock. Do you know where your ____ are?
Which of the following events, unlikely though it may seem, occurred in June, 1969? Two of the choices are correct; pick either one.
In January, 1967, an event billed as The Human Be-In took place. Where?
Thinking back to the ‘50s and ‘60s, can you identify Y. A. Tittle ?
Can you name each of the classic albums whose cover art is shown here?
In 1960, an American airplane was shot down over Soviet airspace. What kind of plane was it?
What was special about the Monty Python Matching Tie and Handkerchief record album (U.S. release 1975) ?
Can you match the names with the musical groups?
What is meant by the term “Fosbury Flop” ?
Many songs of the '50s and '60s dealt with deaths of one kind or another.
Can you match these songs with the deaths their lyrics speak of?
Which product used the famously finicky Morris the Cat in its TV commercials?
Fearing that they were too morbid for American Bandstand, Dick Clark insisted that the lyrics of a hit song be changed for his program, despite the fact that the original version told a true story. What was the song?
"Minuet in G major" from 1725’s Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach (often attributed to J.S. Bach) is the basis for the melody of what hit song?
A 1971 concert by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention in Montreux, Switzerland, ended prematurely. Why?
The lyrics of Procol Harum’s 1967 hit song, A Whiter Shade of Pale, make reference to a certain literary work. Which one?
Which one of these was the first Beatles album to contain only their original compositions?
Fred MacMurray played the father on TV’s My Three Sons. What was his character’s occupation?
What was the first Disney film to have a sequel feature film?
A #1 hit song from 1966 included the lyrics:
You keep lyin' when you oughta be truthin'
And you keep losin' when you oughta not bet
What song was this?
Former New York Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton wrote a controversial tell-all book in 1970. What was its title?
Which cereal is touted as the "Breakfast of Champions" ?
Who used the advertising slogan:
"We try harder" ?
Merle Haggard had a big country hit in 1969 titled,
Okie . . .
Which one of the following was often heard butchering the song, Oh My Darling, Clementine ?
Phil Silvers played Sgt. Bilko on The Phil Silvers Show. What was Bilko’s first name?
In the early days, The Beatles recorded several covers (their versions of songs written by others), including one from which hit Broadway show?
Which TV cartoon featured characters named Ty Coon, Vincent van Gopher, Pig Newton, Muskie Muskrat, Moley Mole, and Possible 'Possum?
In the Smokey Stover comic strip, what was the main character’s job?
What’s the name of Beetle Bailey’s nemesis?
Which product was advertised as “the Uncola” ?
Aren't you glad you use _____? (Don't you wish everybody did?)
What kind of car was TV’s My Mother the Car?
The U.S. boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. Why?
In the 1964-65 animated TV series, Jonny Quest, what was Jonny’s surname?
Ohio is one of the few U.S. states with an official rock song. What song is it?
In 1962, The Marvelettes had a hit song whose title was a telephone number. What was the number?
Whose catchphrase was “Dy-no-MITE” ?
Can you match each TV show with the first name of its title character?
Which actor portrayed the same character in the movie and TV versions of M*A*S*H ?
Of the following artists, which was the only one to perform at the Woodstock Festival in August, 1969?
We’ve all played with NERF toys, but do you know what the name NERF stands for?
Can you identify Chuck Yeager?
The U.S. Postal Service’s ZIP code system was introduced in 1963. What does ZIP stand for?
Which TV game show is described below?
The winner, to the musical accompaniment of Pomp and Circumstance, would be draped in a sable-trimmed red velvet robe, given a glittering jeweled crown to wear, placed on a velvet-upholstered throne, and handed a dozen long-stemmed roses.
In 1957, Governor Orval Faubus called out the National Guard to stop African-American students from attending high school. Of which state was he the Governor?
"I'm gonna __ like a __ and sting like a bee." - Muhammad Ali
Many naval warships are nuclear powered, but what was the first nuclear powered civilian vessel?
In the '50s and '60s, the name Norge was most often seen in connection with...
Martial arts master Bruce Lee co-starred on which '60s TV series?
Where did TV’s Laverne and Shirley work?
When a typewriter rang a small bell, what did it mean?
In cool weather, Polaroid instant photos developed very slowly. What did Polaroid suggest that you do if the temperature was 40°F or below?
Can you identify Evelyn Wood?
In the ‘50s and ‘60s, the name Gregg was most often associated with…
Can you identify Hydrox?
Where were these now-defunct amusement parks located?
Thinking back to the ‘50s and ‘60s, can you identify Haystacks Calhoun?
What was the setting for the L'il Abner comic strip?
Who portrayed Minnesota Fats opposite Paul Newman's "Fast Eddie" Felson in the 1961 film, The Hustler?
Can you identify this TV theme music?
Can you identify this TV theme music?
What does the modern-day desktop or laptop computer’s keyboard have that the typical U.S.-English manual typewriter of the ‘50s and ‘60s lacked? (Check all that apply, and be careful — it's tricky.)
North Korea captured a U.S. Navy vessel in early 1968, and held its crew there for most of the year. What was the name of the ship?
“This is not your father's _____.”
Can you complete this phrase, popularized in the '60s by underground comix artist R. Crumb?
What did Creedence Clearwater Revival want to know in 1970?
The PAM cooking spray was introduced in 1961. The name PAM is an acronym for ...
In the Bobbsey Twins series of children's books, the family had two sets of fraternal twins. What were the twins' first names?
The "nonfiction novel", The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, was published in 1968. Who wrote it?
The novel, Lolita, was published in 1955. Who was its author?
Nebraska has an official State Soft Drink. What is it?
In TV commercials, which product was touted as being “fruit juicy”?
What color are the stripes on the typical barber pole?
Which Apollo 11 astronaut remained in lunar orbit in the command module while the other two continued to the Moon's surface?
Which beer was advertised with the slogan:
"The beer that made Milwaukee famous" ?
The original Monopoly game board featured properties (e.g., Marvin Gardens, St. Charles Place) named after actual places in or near which city?
The original Monopoly game board featured four railroad properties. What were their names? (Select four.)
Complete this advertising slogan: "Ruffles _____"
Complete this '60s musical refrain:
"Hey! You! Get off of my __."
Match the make of the car with the model from 1960.
Complete the title of this 1966 hit by Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels:
Devil with ______ On
Which one of these bandleaders had a #1 instrumental hit on Billboard's Hot 100 pop chart in 1961?
While JFK was president, his family had several pets, including which one of these?
Which one of these was First Cat of the United States?
All but one of these quotes are attributed to NY Yankees great, Yogi Berra. Which one is NOT a Yogiism?
From 1955 to 1977, the "Clown Prince of Basketball" played for the Harlem Globetrotters. He was known as ...
On The Adventures of Jim Bowie, what was the title character's preferred weapon?
The animated series, The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, had several segments. Which one of these was NOT among them?
In what year do The Jetsons live?
Where did George Jetson work?
Who was the first character on a hit American sitcom to get married and become a mother during the show's run, AND keep her job?
Which was the first and only* American TV series to earn a #1 Nielsen rating for its premiere episode? * as of December, 2012
Janis Joplin was the lead singer for which rock band?
The rock band The Who was famous for ...
Love it or hate it, the Edsel was produced by Ford Motor Company from 1958 until 1960, and was named for ...
In 1968, who famously quipped,
"In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." ?
Match each James Bond film with the appropriate villain.
After a lengthy career as a more or less standard classical musician, organist Virgil Fox "went psychedelic" in the early 1970s with a series of flamboyant live organ concerts aimed mostly at rock music fans. These performances, most of which included light shows in venues such as Fillmore East, were called ...
“Let your fingers do the walking …”
Frankie Ford had a hit record in 1959, singing:
"Oo-ee, oo-ee baby, won't you let me take you ..."
On the Rhoda TV sitcom, the doorman was often heard on the intercom, but we never saw his face. What was his name?
In which mountains did the Beverly Hillbillies live before moving to Beverly Hills?
What was the name of the Cartwrights’ cook on Bonanza?
Beetle Bailey has a relative in another comic strip. Who is it?
Mary Tyler Moore's production company, MTM Enterprises, created several hit TV series, all of which showed the MTM logo at the end of each show. What distinctive feature did the logo have?
According to the lyrics of the song that introduced it, doing which dance was "easier than learning your ABC's"?
Two different actors portrayed Samantha’s husband, Darin, on TV's Bewitched. Can you name them? (Select two.)
Which TV show announced:
"You unlock this door with the key of imagination" ?
This brawny fellow was used to advertise which type of product in 1959?
Which one of the following was a recurring segment on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967-69)?
Whose TV variety show featured frequent appearances by the June Taylor Dancers, with overhead camera shots of the group making geometric patterns?
What slogan accompanied this product logo?
Which one of the following snacks was named after a sports figure?
Who is the only* musician to have been honored with a ticker tape parade in New York City? * as of March, 2013
Who recorded the 1973 novelty song, Basketball Jones featuring Tyrone Shoelaces?
"Wellbee," shown here in a strategically-edited poster from 1963, promoted ...
On which car was the Batmobile of ‘60s TV’s Batman based?
Nine popes led the Catholic church during the 20th century. One of them died after serving for just 33 days. What was his name?
Whose slogan was:
Better Things for Better Living...Through Chemistry ?
In which of his hits did Elvis Presley attempt to quote Shakespeare?
In 1966, Nancy Sinatra had a #1 hit record titled, These Boots Are Made for ...
Who was Ralph Bunche?
"If I knew you were comin' I'd've ..."
Near the beginning of The Graduate (1967), a party guest offers one word of advice to Benjamin. What word is that?
Complete this line from the 1959 song, Seven Little Girls Sitting in the Back Seat, by Paul Evans:
"We're having fun sittin' in the back seat ..."
Which TV theme song promised, “You’ll laugh so hard, your sides will ache” ?
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created by executive order and later ratified by Congress. Who issued the executive order?
Which of these pop songs, when released, urged listeners to do a dance that didn't exist?
A character portrayed by Edd Byrnes on TV inspired a pop song titled,
_____, Lend Me Your Comb.
In the 1971 film, Dirty Harry, what was Harry Callahan's (Clint Eastwood) radio call sign?
This image is an example of ...
What was the normal film speed (frame rate) of 8mm home movies?
In 1960, the unit of measurement "cycles per second" (cps) was replaced and is now known as ...
In how many feature films (musicals and concert documentaries, from 1956-1972) did Elvis Presley appear?
Which TV character frequently used the phrase, "It's a doozy, Mr. B." ?
On which of these TV programs did Andy Devine co-star?
Can you identify Lewis Erskine?
The LaSalle, a sort of junior-varsity Cadillac formerly manufactured by General Motors, was mentioned in which TV show's theme song?
Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison were the same age when they died. How old were they?
Who played the title role in the 1953 film, Calamity Jane ?
In 1968, a well-known landmark was purchased by a private individual, who moved it to Arizona. Which landmark was this?
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy imagined by writer Douglas Adams contains a short entry on the planet Earth. What does it say?
Which of these was NOT used to describe The Purple People Eater in Sheb Wooley’s song from 1958?
Which of the following characters was NOT featured in underground comix of the late 1960s?
What song is this audio clip from?
In what city was the radio/TV police drama Dragnet set?
What was the name of the summer camp in Allan Sherman's 1963 song, Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh?
Which of the following, while plentiful in the U.S. during the ‘50s and ‘60s, are seldom seen today? (Select all that apply, if any.)
What was the main selling point of the '70s-era Earth Shoe?
On which classic TV show would you most likely hear the words, "Let's flip over all the cards"?
The 1968 film, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, was based on a children's book published four years earlier. Who wrote that book?
Match each music group with one of its members.
Match each music group with one of its members.
Match each music group with one of its members.
When it was introduced in 1965, what new beverage was advertised as being "The Sassy One" ?
Big Shot, introduced in 1963, was ...
In his 1973 song, Bad, Bad Leroy Brown, Jim Croce described Leroy as being "meaner than _____ ".
A radio announcer’s test/warm-up script popularized by Jerry Lewis began, “One hen, two ducks”. Which of these followed? (Select all that apply, if any.)
Remember this test pattern from the days of black-and-white TV? You'd see it while the engineers adjusted the transmitter, after the station signed off for the night. In the U.S., what image was located where the question mark is?
Before the flat screen monitor, TVs and computers used bulky CRT displays. What did “CRT” stand for?
Who were Mark Goodson and Bill Todman?
Can you identify Stuart Sutcliffe?
Play-Doh children's modeling compound was introduced in the mid-1950s, but the compound had been used for a different purpose since it was developed in the 1930s. What was its original purpose?
Which products were advertised and sold around the holidays with the tagline, "Open me first" ?
TV westerns were very popular in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Can you match each of these classic westerns with one of its main characters?
What was the film Born Free (1966) about?
Remember the 1957 Disney film, Old Yeller? Who or what was the title character?
Outside which of these would you most likely find a wooden statue of an American Indian?
Everyone remembers S&H Green Stamps, but do you recall what "S&H" stood for?
Who are these characters?
Whose motto was: "Workers of the world, unite!"
The drug Thalidomide was introduced in 1957. Unfortunately, its use by pregnant women resulted in a wide range of birth defects – so much so that it is still referred to as the Thalidomide Tragedy.
Thalidomide was originally marketed to relieve which of the following symptoms? (Check all that apply, if any.)
What company was headquartered at “Checkerboard Square”?
Who sang the 1965 R&B hit, Rescue Me ?
Be-Bop-A-Lula was a top-ten hit song in 1956, and has since been recorded by many artists. Who recorded the original hit version?
B. B. King had a major hit in 1970 with his recording of a slow blues song titled
The _____ Is Gone.
1967’s Different Drum was the first hit record for Linda Ronstadt, as a member of which music group?
Can you complete the title of the first song co-written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones?
As _____ Go By.
Before Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby was a member of which music group?
Only one of the following statements about the Columbo TV series is true. Which one?
The Reprise record label was founded in 1960. By whom?
The comic book super-villain Bizarro was conceived as a "mirror image” of …
In what city did Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech (August 28, 1963) ?
In the 1968 film The Party, Peter Sellers' character spends nearly half a minute doing which one of these things, non-stop?
Complete this classic ad slogan:
"Which twin _____ ?"
Can you spot the person whose birth name was Leslie Lynch King, Jr.?
What’s the next lyric line from The Moody Blues’ 1970 song, Question ?
Why do we never get an answer
when we’re knocking at the door
with a thousand million questions
Which one of the following celebrities married into the Kennedy family in 1954?
Barbara-Ann reached #13 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart in 1961. Who recorded it?
The Stonewall riots in the summer of 1969 are viewed today as one of the most important events leading to ...
According to a Rolling Stone article at the time, December 6, 1969 was "rock and roll's all-time worst day, ... a day when everything went perfectly wrong." What happened on that day?
Can you identify this TV theme music?
Before it was appropriated by Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, the line:
"Here come de judge!"
was part of whose comedy routine?
Can you identify this TV theme music?
In the 1968 Beatles song, Back in the U.S.S.R., the lyrics speak of returning to the Soviet Union on a BOAC flight from ...
Silly Putty came in a ...
Which one of the following was NOT a character in the Boomer-era version of the Candy Land board game?
In December 1961, the Associated Press issued an apology for a news story it had reported that quickly turned out to be false. It was the first such apology the AP had issued since 1945, when it had prematurely announced the end of World War II. The 1961 incorrect story reported that ...
Which one of these milestones in the history of color TV in the U.S. occurred first?
In a 1967 Top-10 hit song, The 5th Dimension asked:
Wouldn't you like to ____ ?
Following the huge success of the Peanuts-themed 1962 book, Happiness Is a Warm Puppy (on the best-seller list for two years), TV host Johnny Carson came out with his own comedic version in 1967, also a best-seller. Its title was:
Misery Is ____
In 1968, Tammy Wynette had a big country hit titled ...
Country singer Jeannie C. Riley had a big crossover hit song in 1968 titled ...
Which city did Godzilla destroy in the original 1954 film?
Can you identify Thor Heyerdahl?
Comic books advertised the premiums kids could earn -- including cameras, bicycles, air rifles, and radios -- by selling something with the brand name White Cloverine. What was it?
What caption typically accompanied this drawing?
On which one of these classic TV shows would you regularly hear,
Come in, mystery challenger, and sign in please.
Which popular TV sitcom was adapted from a cartoon that ran in The Saturday Evening Post?
Which one of these artists did NOT make the Billboard Hot 100 chart with a song from the musical Hair?
Can you identify Andrea Doria?
What was the first TV sitcom (on a broadcast network) to portray a married couple sleeping in the same bed?
What was the first song by The Rolling Stones to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100?
Which of these best describes the 1967 film, Cool Hand Luke?
Can you find the correct match for each of these rock group names?
On the British TV series The Prisoner, Patrick McGoohan portrayed a former secret agent who was confined to a mysterious coastal village and assigned a new identity. What was that identity?
Xerox Corporation was founded in 1906 under a name that began with one of these terms. Which one?
When did "In God we trust" become the official motto of the United States?
Can you identify Illya Kuryakin?
In August 1966, broadcasters in Spain, South Africa, and the Netherlands
banned records by The Beatles. Why?
What was the name on McHale's ship on TV's McHale's Navy?
Identify this character -- the boy, not the dog:
Whose catchphrase was, "The Devil made me do it." ?
Who played Genghis Khan in the epic 1956 film, The Conqueror ?
Which musical artist was named for an 18th century English agriculturalist who changed farming by inventing a horse-drawn seed drill?
Which one of the following celebrities is a former Miss America?
From which spiritual advisor did The Beatles personally seek guidance?
In the Baby Boomer era, Haggis Baggis was ...
Which of these "Brothers" musical groups did not actually have any brothers among its members?
Several of Elvis Presley's early singles did well on the C&W charts, but what song marked his debut on Billboard's Top 100 pop chart in February 1956?
The famous "Hemi Under Glass" drag racer was so named because a fuel-injected Chrysler Hemi engine was mounted in the rear of the car, and was visible through the rear window. There were several built in the late '60s, all based on the ...
In 1958, a retired candy maker from Boston founded the John Birch Society, which was dedicated to crushing all traces of Communism in the U.S. Who was the John Birch for whom this organization was named?
Introduced to the U.S. at the 1961 New York Auto Show,
Enzo Ferrari called it "the most beautiful car ever made". Yet it was only produced for 14 years. What was it?
For several years, Cadillac hid the unsightly gas cap to create a sleeker look. Where was the gas cap on a 1958 Cadillac Coupe de Ville?
American Motors (AMC) took a stab at the sports car market with this 1968 2-seater, said to be a competitor to the Corvette. Well received and relatively inexpensive, it still only lasted three model years. What was it?
The Beatles' first concert in the U.S. was on Tuesday, February 11, 1964. Where did it take place?
We all know Ed Sullivan as the somewhat unlikely host of a TV variety show, but what was his day job?
In 1961, an ailment caused Red Skelton to miss an episode of The Red Skelton Show. Who filled in for Skelton, playing his usual characters in the comedy sketches?
Complete the title of this 1965 Broadway musical:
The __ of the Greasepaint — The __ of the Crowd
The first Walt Disney television show premiered on ABC in 1954. What was the name of this program?
In July 1959, U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev engaged in a series of impromptu exchanges. These became known as ...
What battle or conflict does this monument commemorate?
Who was the first female guest host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson ?
Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) was released in 1956 and became one of Harry Belafonte's signature songs. Which animal is mentioned in the lyrics?
Match each animated cartoon character with its cartoonist, series, or studio:
Where would you be most likely to encounter the names Hugo Hunt, Greasy Grimes, Kuku Klown, Lotta Noise, Tillie Tumble, Gusto Graft, and Petunia Pill?
In 1975, The Who's Roger Daltrey starred in a film based on the life of ...
"You have the right to remain silent …"
1966's Miranda case broke new ground in the quest for due process. The case was ultimately decided by the US Supreme Court, but which state was titled in the proceedings?
Can you complete this Boomer-era commercial jingle?
"Oh, oh, oh, it's ..."
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