Thursday, April 30, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

1. On Apr. 30, 1947, the Hoover Dam became the Hoover Dam again. For a while it was known as--?
A: The Boulder Dam

2. On Apr. 30, 1952, "Queen For A Day", debuted on Mutual Radio where each day the woman with the saddest hard-luck story was crowned queen. The first Queen for a Day was Mrs. Evelyn Lane. Who was the show's host?
A: Jack Bailey

3. Apr. 30, 1952, the first toy was advertised on television, wahat was it?
A: Mr. Potato Head

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

1. A U.S. lieutenant barely missed winning a gold medal in the 1912 Olympic decathlon and advanced to become a U.S. general. Name him:
A: The Olympic close-comer was George S. Patton (1885-1945)

2. Who was the first U.S. president to be awarded a Noble Peace Prize?
A: Theodore Roosevelt, out 26th president, was awarded the prize in 1906 for mediating in the Russo-Japanese War.

3. A noted North Carolina school bore the title of Trinity College until 1925. What is its current name?
A: Trinity College is not Duke University

4. Who was the only U.S. president to enter and complete his term as a bachelor?
A: Our only full-term bachelor was James Buchanan our 15th president.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

1. Jay Leno went ten years without having a guest host his "Tonight" show. Who was his first guest host?
A: Katie Couric

2. What was the shortest war on record?
A: Between Britain and Zanzibar in 1896, lasted 38 minutes

3. What is Little Red Riding Hood's given name?
A: Blanchette

4. Packy West was the name adopted for this star's short term as a boxer. He became a famed stage and screen star. What was his stage name?
A: He was adored as Bob Hope.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q1: In the original Olympics, not all Greek runners were totally naked. What did some of them wear?
A1: Shoes

Q2: Who is the only heavyweight champion who retired undefeated, with a perfect record, unbeated in 49 pro fight?
A2: Rocky Marciano

Q3: On April 27, 1981, former Beatle Ringo Starr married an actress. Do you remember her name?
A3: Barbara Bach

Friday, April 24, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

1. April 24, 1990 was a big day in space. What happened?
A: The Hubble Telescope was launched.

2. The Barbie doll got her first car in 1962? What kind was it?
A: A coral Austin Healy made by the Irwin Corporation for Mattel.

3. Who was the only U.S. president to have a Ph. D in political science?
A: Woodrow Wilson

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q1: On April 23, 2007, the first president of the Russian Federation died. What was his name?
A1: Boris Yeltsin

Q2: On April 23, 1789, President-elect and Mrs. George Washington moved into America's first Executive Mansion. Can you name it?
A2: the Franklin House in New York

Q3: James Buchanan, the 15th U.S. President, was born on April 23, 1791. What was his hobby?
A3: Crocheting

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Today's Trivia Teasers

Q: Born on Apr 22, 1937. Actor Jack Nicholson. Can you the 1975 movie for which he wont the Best Actor Oscar?
A: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Q: How many stars of the movie "Rebel Without A Case" died from unnatural causes?
A: Four: Natalie Wood drowned, James Dean, auto accident; Nick Adams, drug overdose; Sal Mineo; murdered

Q:What was Aaron Spelling's first TV series as a writer-producers?
A: "Johnny Ringo" in 1959

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q1: Before landing a role on T.V. in 1978, what was Tony Danza's profession?
A1: Boxer

Q2: Actor Tony Danza was born in April 21, 1951. In which T.V. show did he play Tony Micelli?
A2: "Who's the Boss"

Q3: On April 21, 1962, the world's first revolving restaurant opened in what U.S. city?
A3: Seattle

Q4: Of all the U.S. "welfare" recipients, 66% have one thing in common, what is it?
A4: They're too young to vote.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

1. On April 20, 2008 Danica Patrick became the first female driver to win an Indy car race. Which race did she win?
A: The Indy Japan 300

2. Who was the first world leader to send an e-mail?
A: Queen Elezabeth II

3. What modern-day assignment has the Cathoril Church given the Virgin Mary?
A: Patron saint of aircraft

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q1: Danica Patrick became the first female driver to win an Indy car race. What race did she win?
A1: The Indy Japan 300

Q2: Who was the first world leader to send an e-mail?
A2: Queen Elizabeth II

Q3: What modern-day assignment has the Catholic Church given the Virgin Mary?
A3: Patron Saint of aircraft

Friday, April 10, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

1. Actor Larry Linville died on April 10, 2000. What was the name of the character he played on the TV series MASH?
A: Frank Burns

2. What annexation of foreign land was signed by President William McKinley on July 7,1898?
A: On that date, Hawaii was annexed.

3. How large is the Taylor-Burton diamond?
A: The Taylor-Burton diamond is a dazzling 69.42-carat pear-shaped diamond. Cartier bought the diamond at auction. Screen actor Richard Burton bought the rare stone the very next day for his wife, Elizabeth Taylor, an avid collector of diamond jewelry.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q1: What was the name of the famed plane Charles Lindbergh flew during his solo flight from New York to Paris in 1927?
A1: Spirit of St. Louis

Q2: Who did the U.S. make an honorary citizen on April 9, 1963?
A2: Sir Winston Churchill

Q3: In the film, "The Right Stuff", who was test-pilet Chuck Yeager played by?
A3: Sam Shepard

Q4: Who did Prince Charles of England marry on April 9, 2005?
A4: Camilla Parker-Bowles

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

1. Which food product was patented on April 8, in 1873?
A: Margarine

2. What actress, who was born April 8, 1893. Was known as "America's Sweetheart"?
A: Mary Pickford

3. Which of the Grimm's fairy tales is believed to have some basis in historical fact?
A: The Pied Piper

4. You are suffering from peladophobia. Do you have an unnatural fear of what?
A: You're afraid of bald people. (No, the fear of becoming bald is called phalacrophobia.)

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q1: On April 7, 1970, John Wayne won his first and only one of these on this day.
A1: He won his only Oscar

Q2: On April 7, 1952, what show became America's #1 T.V. show?
A2: "I Love Lucy"

Q3: What was James Garner's first film?
A3: "Joan of Arc", playing a peasant. It would be six years before his next role

Q4: What famous singer was born, Eleanora Fagan on April 7, 1915?
A4: Billie Holiday

Monday, April 06, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q1: The first version of a Cinderella story appeared in what country?
A1: China

Q2: What do grunt, slump and pandowdy have in common?
A2: Grunt, slump, pandowdy, and cobbler are all desserts made with stewed fruit or fresh fruit, topped with dumplings or biscuits.

Q3: The first U.S. Congress met on March 4, 1789, declaring the COnstitution as being in effect. In what city did this historic event take take place?
A3: Federal Hall in New York City

Q4: On April 6, 1909, the first man stood at the north pole. What was his name?
A4: Robert Peary

Friday, April 03, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

1. On April 3, 1953, something happened that TV viewers appreciated. What?
A: The first issue of TV Guide was published.

2. For which of her films did actress Doris Day also write the music and lyrics?
A: "Please Don't Eat the Daisies" in 1960

3. On April 3, 1960, The Paul Winchell Show last aired on ABC-TV. The ventriloquist's dummy partner's name was Jerry Mahoney. Later, Winchell invented something; what was it?
A: History's first artificial heart.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Today's Trivia Teaser

Q: He was called the world greatest lover. He was born April 2, 1725. His name was...?
A: Casanova

Q: What animal did Lewis and Clark find during their exploration and send back to Jefferson as a pet?
A: Prairie dog

Q: Where was Christopher Columbus originally from?
A: Italy

Q: Who wrote the original draft of the Declaration of Independence?
A: Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

1. Actress Ali McGraw was born on April 1, 1938. Can you name the movie actor she married in 1973 and divorced in 1978?
A: Steve McQueen

2. What film was actress Ali MacGraw nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her role?
A: "Love Story," 1970

3. Which computer company first reached $1-billion in annual sales?
A: Apple, 1982