The Trivia Hound


823. Tenn., Dec. 1959

Jim got #822!


Today we conclude our journey through the 1950s! We've had 123 posts from the 1950s, starting with #701. Thanks to all players! Jim, you are The Man. Maybe someone will give you some competition in the 1960s.

This person is here to help us close us out the decade. Who is he?

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822. Kansas, Nov. 1959

Jim & Amy got #821!


After the arrest of the men in #821, many came in search of the story. This New Yorker was among them.

| posted by John, 7:28 AM | 6 comments |

821. Kansas, Nov. 1959

Jim got #820!


The heinous acts of these two ne'er do wells shocked a community and drew the attention of national media.


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820. U.S., Fall 1959

Nora got #819!


Finally, the daddy-o of all beatniks...


| posted by John, 7:29 PM | 2 comments |

819. U.S., Fall 1959

Nora & Jim got #818!


Here's our second beatnik...

| posted by John, 7:56 AM | 2 comments |

818. U.S., Fall 1959

Jim got #817!


Before we leave the '50s, the TriviaHound would like to pay tribute to the Beat Generation! Here's our first beatnik...

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817. U.S., Fall 1959

Jim got #816!


OK, Jim, looks like you and I are the only ones who remember these shows. :-P

This show would probably be completely forgotten today if it wasn't for some memorable theme music. FYI, we'll spend the rest of November in 1959, and on December 1, we'll be entering the tumultuous '60s!


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816. U.S., Fall 1959

Jim got #815!


Here's another great show from 1959.

| posted by John, 11:28 PM | 2 comments |

815. U.S., Fall 1959

Nora got #814!


Let's take a look at some of the great shows that were on television in 1959.


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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

"NOW, THEREFORE, I, DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, President of the United States of America, in consonance with the joint resolution of the Congress approved December 26, 1941, 55 Stat. 862 (5 U.S.C. 87b), designating the fourth Thursday of November in each year as Thanksgiving Day, do hereby proclaim Thursday, November 26, 1959, as a day of national thanksgiving. On that day let us gather in sanctuaries dedicated to worship and in homes devoted to family sharing and community service to express our gratitude for the inestimable blessings of God; and let us earnestly pray that He continue to guide and sustain us in the great unfinished task of achieving peace among men and nations." - Proclamation 3325 - Thanksgiving Day, 1959.
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814. Vermont, Fall 1959

Jim got #813!


This class is a little . . . different.



| posted by John, 5:36 PM | 1 comments |

813. California, Fall 1959

Jim got #812! He's rockin' and rollin' the '50s...


This one may go quickly!


Then again, maybe not!


Maybe this one will help!


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812. Maine, Summer 1959

Jim got #811! Will no one give him some competition?


Trying to think of a caption for this picture, all I can come up with is "Oops."


| posted by John, 7:24 PM | 3 comments |

811. Michigan, July 1959

Jim got #810; he's dominating the '50s!


I'm not sure who gave this woman the shiner--either her husband or the other guy.



| posted by John, 8:49 AM | 3 comments |

810. France, May 1959

Jim got #809!


She's come to town to open her own business.

| posted by John, 11:35 AM | 4 comments |

809. At the Movies, March 1959

Jim got #808!


He's about to lead a dog's life.

| posted by John, 6:32 AM | 4 comments |

808. Milwaukee, 1959

Jim got #807!


Who recognizes these guys?


| posted by John, 6:54 PM | 4 comments |

807. U.S., 1959

Jim got #806!


Who's this doll?

| posted by John, 6:56 PM | 6 comments |

Born in 1959: Nastassja Kinski, Kyle MacLachlan, Tom Arnold, Matthew Modine, David Hyde Pierce, Kevin Spacey, Rosanna Arquette, Rebecca de Mornay, Charles Lawson, Jack Wagner, Simon Cowell, Michael Pare, Judd Nelson, and Val Kilmer!
| posted by John, 6:52 PM | 2 comments |

806. San Francisco, 1958

Nora & Jim got #805!


This woman claims to be possessed by the spirit of a dead ancestor. Quick, call Shirley Maclaine!


| posted by John, 7:27 PM | 4 comments |

805. Cuba, Dec. 1958

#804 was a forgotten film!


The revolution has begun in earnest, and although he's only here to play poker, he's about to get dragged into it.

| posted by John, 6:36 PM | 2 comments |

804. Cuba, Nov. 1958

Jim got #803!


Let's visit Cuba before things start to get weird.


| posted by John, 6:28 PM | 2 comments |

803. U.S., Oct. 1958

Nora & Roy got #802!


NASA is looking for test pilots who might qualify for a top secret program.



| posted by John, 12:34 PM | 2 comments |

802. Washington D.C., 1958

Jim got #801!


And speaking of criminals, Congress is investigating allegations of racketeering...


| posted by John, 11:20 PM | 3 comments |

801. U.S., 1958

Jim got #800!


These inmates escaped the prison but they're still chained together...



| posted by John, 6:04 PM | 1 comments |

800. Maine, Summer 1958

Amy got #799!


TriviaHound celebrates 800 posts with a creepy clown!

| posted by John, 7:09 AM | 2 comments |

799. Brooklyn, Summer 1958

Jim got #798!


Ah, the Summer of '58. Let's begin with the unlikely story of two gang members who want to get drugs off the street...



| posted by John, 5:36 PM | 3 comments |

798. At the Movies, Feb. 1958

Nora got #797!


Another courtroom drama!



| posted by John, 7:22 PM | 1 comments |

797. California, 1958

Nora got #796!


Rising star...


| posted by John, 9:43 PM | 1 comments |

796. U.S., 1958

Jim got #795!


He's not very bright, but he can run fast!

| posted by John, 12:39 PM | 2 comments |

795. U.S., 1958

Jim got #794!


There's an amorphous monster on the loose! (No, not him...)

| posted by John, 6:30 PM | 1 comments |

794. Italy, 1958

#793 was a forgotten film!


All is not as it appears when a stranger comes to visit!

| posted by John, 6:57 PM | 5 comments |

Welcome to 1958



Born this year: Ellen DeGeneres, Ice-T, Andie MacDowell, Michelle Pfeiffer, Drew Carey, Annette Benning, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Chuck Wagner, Kevin Bacon, Madonna, Angela Bassett, Jeff Foxworthy, Dan Castellaneta, Bernie Mac, Tim Robbins, Viggo Mortensen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Charlene Tilton, and Bebe Neuwirth!
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