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October 4

written by: gspttd1
 
This quiz focuses on historical events that all happened on October 4.

Question 1:


On October 4, 1970 this singer was found dead of a heroin overdose in a Los Angeles motel room at the age of 27.
Jimi Hendrix
Grace Slick
Mama Cass Elliott
Janis Joplin

Question 2:


On October 4, 1648, Dutch Director-General Peter Stuyvesant created America's first volunteer fire department in which city?
Boston
New York
Quincy, Mass
Philadelphia

Question 3:


The first US Open golf tournament was held in Newport, Rhode Island on October 4, 1914.
False
True

Question 4:


On October 4, 1931, the comic strip "Dick Tracy", debuted in the Detroit Daily Mirror. Who was the cartoonist who created "Dick Tracy"?
Chester Gould
Al Lowenthal
Harold Gray
Elzie Segar

Question 5:


What was the name of the first artificial satellite to be put into orbit by the Soviet Union on October 4, 1957?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 6:


The 70th single-season home run baseball hit by this man on October 4, 2001, was sold online for $52,500 by Charles Murphy, the man who caught the ball.
Mark McGwire
Jose Conseco
Barry Bonds
Luis Gonzales

Question 7:


Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon, born October 4, 1946, was in the cult favorite, "Rocky Horror Picture Show".
False
True

Question 8:


The name of this sitcom, which debuted on October 4, 1957, on CBS, has become synonymous with the quintessential wholesome American family.
My Three Sons
Father Knows Best
Make Room for Daddy
Leave it to Beaver

Question 9:


On October 4, 1976 this media personality became the first woman to co-anchor the evening news when she joined Harry Reasoner on "The ABC Evening News". Gilda Radner often parodied her on Saturday Night Live as "Baba Wawa".  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 10:


Which two teams played in the first World Series of baseball to be held west of St. Louis, starting on October 1, 1959, with Game 3 being played on October 4?
LA Dodgers v NY Yankees
LA Dodgers v Chicago White Sox
San Francisco Giants v Chicago Cubs
Oakland A's v Boston Red Sox

 


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