Do You Remember What Happened 60 Years Ago?

Do you remember the historical events and pop culture of the year 1958? It's time to find out! Take this retro quiz and discover if you remember what happened 60 years ago! You might know more than you think. Start the quiz!
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The first successful American satellite was launched. What was its name?
Explorer 1
Vanguard 1
Discovery1
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What cartoon/comic character(s) appeared for the first time?
Rocky and Bullwinkle
Dennis the Menace
Smurfs
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Which airline flew the first transatlantic passenger jet?
Pan Am
Air France
BOAC
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Which of Elizabeth Taylor's husbands died in 1958?
Eddie Fisher
Mike Todd
Richard Burton
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Which Hitchcock movie was released in 1958?
Psycho
Vertigo
North by Northwest
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What is the last name of the man who was President of the USA in 1958?
Kennedy
Eisenhower
Wilson
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Question 7/12

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True or false: In 1958, Elvis Presley was inducted into the US Army.
True
False
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True or false: In 1958, Boris Pasternak won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
True
False
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Question 9/12

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What country won soccer's World Cup?
Sweden
Brazil
France
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Question 10/12

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Which movie was not released in 1958?
South Pacific
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
The Sound of Music
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Which credit card was introduced in 1958?
American Express
Visa
Master Card
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Question 12/12

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Which famed cleaner was first introduced in 1958?
Lysol
Mr. Clean
Pinesol
Result
Unfortunately, you don't quite remember what happened 60 years ago! You know a bit about 1958, but not quite enough to have successfully completed this trip down memory lane. Worry not, in taking this quiz, you refreshed your memory and learned a few new things about this year in time.

C+, 1958 Novice

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Right!
You're 1958 nice! You had no trouble remembering exactly what happened in the world some 60 years ago. It's obvious that you're a history buff with a keen memory for this year in time. Go ahead and brag a little, you've earned it!

B+, 1958 Nice

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Right!
You're a total 1958 expert! You remember what happened 60 years ago as if it just happened yesterday. From the fashion and the politics to the history and the music, there's nothing about this year in time that you don't remember!

A+, 1958 Expert

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1
The first successful American satellite was launched. What was its name?
Explorer 1
Vanguard 1
Discovery1
2
What cartoon/comic character(s) appeared for the first time?
Rocky and Bullwinkle
Dennis the Menace
Smurfs
3
Which airline flew the first transatlantic passenger jet?
Pan Am
Air France
BOAC
4
Which of Elizabeth Taylor's husbands died in 1958?
Eddie Fisher
Mike Todd
Richard Burton
5
Which Hitchcock movie was released in 1958?
Psycho
Vertigo
North by Northwest
6
What is the last name of the man who was President of the USA in 1958?
Kennedy
Eisenhower
Wilson
7
True or false: In 1958, Elvis Presley was inducted into the US Army.
True
False
8
True or false: In 1958, Boris Pasternak won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
True
False
9
What country won soccer's World Cup?
Sweden
Brazil
France
10
Which movie was not released in 1958?
South Pacific
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
The Sound of Music
11
Which credit card was introduced in 1958?
American Express
Visa
Master Card
12
Which famed cleaner was first introduced in 1958?
Lysol
Mr. Clean
Pinesol