How Much Do You Know About The Year 1953?

1953 was a loooooooooooong time ago - how well do you remember it? Take our quiz to find out!
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Which of the following famous dictators died in 1953?
Joseph Stalin
Adolf Hitler
Pol Pot
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Which city announced the explosion of a hydrogen bomb in 1953?
Berlin
Moscow
Hong Kong
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Who was inaugurated as president of the U.S. in 1953?
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Harry S. Truman
John F. Kennedy
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Which famous actor was banned from the U.S. in 1953 after accusations of being a communist?
Cary Grant
Joseph Cotten
Charlie Chaplin
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Roughly, how much would a stamp have cost in 1953?
3 cents
23 cents
14 cents
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Who won the World Series in 1953?
Brooklyn Dodgers
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
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Which popular magazine/digest/periodical, still a franchise in 2016, debuted in 1953?
Reader's Digest
People
TV Guide
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What 1953 film won the Academy Award for that year in film (presented in 1954)?
From Here to Eternity
Julius Caesar
The Greatest Show on Earth
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Which celebrity was on the cover of an issue of Playboy in 1953?
Marilyn Monroe
Grace Kelly
Natalie Wood
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Which of the following wars ended in July 1953?
Korean War
Vietnam War
Gulf War
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Which vaccine was first given in 1953?
chicken pox
tetanus
polio
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In 1953, Ian Fleming published the first in what series of books?
James Bond
Jurassic Park
The Chronicles of Narnia
Result
It's okay - the 1950's were over half a century ago, so we can't expect everyone to have the events of each year committed to memory. Don't beat yourself up too badly over this score - you'll get 'em next time!

C+, Fifties Fraud

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While a couple of the tougher questions on this quiz tripped you up, you proved that you're a pretty huge fan of the 1950's overall! It's an impressive feat to remember that much about one specific year, but you pulled it off. Good work!

B+, Fifties Fan

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You're a regular superfan of the 1950's! Or you lived through them - in which case, this score is still pretty impressive, because given it was over half a century ago, we would never expect someone to remember even the important events from one specific year! Consider yourself a recall genius - great work!

A+, Fifties Superfan!

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1
Which of the following famous dictators died in 1953?
Joseph Stalin
Adolf Hitler
Pol Pot
2
Which city announced the explosion of a hydrogen bomb in 1953?
Berlin
Moscow
Hong Kong
3
Who was inaugurated as president of the U.S. in 1953?
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Harry S. Truman
John F. Kennedy
4
Which famous actor was banned from the U.S. in 1953 after accusations of being a communist?
Cary Grant
Joseph Cotten
Charlie Chaplin
5
Roughly, how much would a stamp have cost in 1953?
3 cents
23 cents
14 cents
6
Who won the World Series in 1953?
Brooklyn Dodgers
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
7
Which popular magazine/digest/periodical, still a franchise in 2016, debuted in 1953?
Reader's Digest
People
TV Guide
8
What 1953 film won the Academy Award for that year in film (presented in 1954)?
From Here to Eternity
Julius Caesar
The Greatest Show on Earth
9
Which celebrity was on the cover of an issue of Playboy in 1953?
Marilyn Monroe
Grace Kelly
Natalie Wood
10
Which of the following wars ended in July 1953?
Korean War
Vietnam War
Gulf War
11
Which vaccine was first given in 1953?
chicken pox
tetanus
polio
12
In 1953, Ian Fleming published the first in what series of books?
James Bond
Jurassic Park
The Chronicles of Narnia