Statistics for General History By Year (1950-2000)

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YearHintAnswer% Correct
1953Joseph _____ leader of the Soviet Union, dies.Stalin
94%
1963This US president was shot in DallasJohn Fitzgerald Kennedy
88%
1959Fidel Castro assumes power of ____Cuba
87%
1950The _____ War starts in north eastern asiaKorean
86%
1964This future south african president is sentenced to jail for life.Nelson Mandela
86%
1965The first US troops arrive in ______Vietnam
83%
1968Civil Rights Activist ______ is shot dead in MemphisMartin Luther King, Jr.
81%
1957Russia launches the ______ I, the first earth-orbitting sateliteSputnik
81%
1988The war between Iran and ____ officially ends, with over a million deaths because of itIraq
75%
1961US sponsored ex-Cubans invade Cuba at the ___ __ ____.Bay of Pigs
74%
1987British Prime Minister ______ ______ , known as the Iron Lady, wins a third term.Margaret Thatcher
74%
1982Britain is victorious over _______ in the Falklands warArgentina
72%
1969Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, the crew of _____ walk the moon for the first time.Apollo 11
68%
1986The _______ Disaster, a nuclear accident causing an estimated 3940 deaths from radiation induced cancer, among other things.Chernobyl
67%
1980This president is elected.Ronald Reagan
67%
1998Europeans agree to have one currency, the ____.Euro
66%
1981U.S. hostages from this country are freed.Iran
66%
1997JK Rowling's first book in the _______ series is published.Harry Potter
65%
1967The Six Day War comes and goes between Arab forces and ______Israel
64%
1985Soviet leader ______ _______ , the last Soviet leader gains power.Mikhail Gorbachev
63%
1955West ______ becomes a sovereign stateGermany
61%
197211 Israeli Athletes are killed at the Olympic Games at ______Munich
61%
1990The famous cartoon sitcom _________ debuts on Fox.The Simpsons
58%
1966This cartoonist died, or had himself cyrogenically frozenWalt Disney
56%
1971Mao Zedong invites U.S. athletes to play ____ ____Ping Pong
55%
1978The _______, the first portable stereo, is introduced yet again by SonyWalkman
53%
1996Rapper _____ _______, is shot down in a drive by shootingTupac Shakur
51%
1962_______ _______, wife of Arthur Miller(Death of a Salesman), dies of a drug overdose at age 36.Marilyn Monroe
50%
1970Janis Joplin and ________ both died at age 27.Jimi Hendrix
42%
1960The man thought to be responsible for the holocaust, Adolf ________, is captured by Israelis. He was executed in 1962Eichmann
40%
1992This trade is signed between the USA, Mexico, and CanadaNAFTA
36%
1991This state dissolvesSoviet Union
36%
1976_____, probably the most well known and legendary sports movie of all time, is releasedRocky
34%
1993This palace becomes open to the publicBuckingham Palace
33%
1979A nuclear accident at ___ ____ _____, in Pennsylvania releases radiationThree Mile Island
32%
1984Apple introduces the ________, the most user-friendly computer so far.Macintosh
31%
1999People anxiously await the ___ apocalyptic bug.Y2K
29%
1983The US invades ______Grenada
28%
1975The ___, the first commercial method of watching videos at home, is developed by SonyVHS
27%
1974Nixon and which Russian leader meet to discuss nuclear arms limitation agreements.Leonid Brezhnev
26%
1973______ _____ wins the Academy Award for best actor, but Sacheen Littlefeather stands in his place to protest U.S. treatment of Native AmericansMarlon Brando
26%
1994Olympic ice skater ______ _______ was attacked, allegedly by her competitior Tonya HardingNancy Kerrigan
21%
1995Olympic ice skater ________ is attacked by the ex-husband of her main competitor, Tonya HardingNancy Kerrigan
21%
1958Truman Capote writes this classic.Breakfast at Tiffany's
18%
1951The __ Ammendment is passed, which limits the amount of terms a President can serve22nd
17%
1954Brown v. Board of Education of ______(city), a landmark civil right case for the U.S, occursTopeka
17%
1989A massive earthquake of a 7.2 magnitude occurs, destroying a hundred thousand buildings in the city of ________San Francisco
16%
1956Elvis Presley tops music charts for the first time, with hit single _______ _______Heartbreak Hotel
13%
1977The South African activist _____ ____ dies at the hands of Afrikaner policeSteve Biko
12%
1952______ __ __ _____, a movie about two movie stars transitioning out of the silent era, is releasedSingin' in the Rain
8%
2000Vicente Fox is elected President of Mexico, ending a 71 year reign of this partyInstitutional Revolutionary Party(PRI)
4%

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