The Trivia Hound


793. Canada, 1957

Nora & Jim got #792!


And now here's your cheesy Halloween movie for 1957. This woman was accidentally killed when her boyfriend set her on fire. One day her ghost will seek revenge!

Tomorrow we visit 1958!

| posted by John, 11:10 AM | 1 comments |

792. California, 1957

Jim got #791!


In his day, this aging director made some classic films.

| posted by John, 8:37 AM | 4 comments |

791. New York, 1957

Jim got #790!


This gossip columnist's sister wants to marry a jazz musician. The horror!

| posted by John, 8:35 PM | 1 comments |

790. U.S.S.R., Nov. 1957

Nora & Jim got #789!



This dog is out of this world!

| posted by John, 6:50 PM | 4 comments |

789. Dublin, 1957

Jim got #788!


Irish college girls!


| posted by John, 9:46 PM | 2 comments |

788. Maine, Oct. 1957

Jim got #787!



The word "beatnik" won't come around till next year, but here's one!

I enjoyed this one so much I had to give you players a second look before letting this one go.


| posted by John, 9:40 AM | 5 comments |

787. U.S., Oct. 1957

Jim got #786!


...and a rock-and-roll convict.



| posted by John, 6:33 PM | 3 comments |

786. Springfield, Oct. 1957

Jim got #785!


Here's a somewhat annoying neighbor...


| posted by John, 6:07 PM | 2 comments |

785. West Virginia, Oct. 1957

Jim got #784!


The Russians in #784 ushered in the Space Age, and Americans sat up and took notice!

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

784. October 1957

Nora got #783!



Here's the little metal ball that changed the world. Jim already guessed what it was--probably the first time someone guessed it before the picture was even posted! So we'll give him credit and move on.


| posted by John, 6:15 PM | 2 comments |

783. U.S., Sept. 1957

Jim got #782!


Yee-haw! Uh-oh, friends and neighbors, this here show is about to be cancelled...



*STAY TUNED! Tomorrow's post will change the world! (I bet Jim already has a guess what it will be!)
| posted by John, 8:37 PM | 4 comments |

782. U.S., Sept. 1957

Jim got #781!



Who's this?

| posted by John, 7:00 PM | 2 comments |

781. Illinois, 1957

Jim got #780!


A tale of two brothers...

| posted by John, 8:35 AM | 6 comments |

780. IBM, Apr. 1957

Thanks Melissa, DesiLinguist, and Jim for #779!


We haven't done a computer question in a while, so this one is for the computer nerds: Another huge event in the tech world occurred in April 1957 thanks to the efforts of this IBM employee. He's not well known, but generations of computer operators spoke his language.


| posted by John, 10:44 PM | 2 comments |

779. At the Movies, Apr. 1957

Jim got #778!


Can't we all just get along?



| posted by John, 8:51 PM | 3 comments |

778. At the Movies, 1957

GFT got #777!


Objects in screen may be smaller than they appear.


| posted by John, 6:18 PM | 8 comments |

777. U.S., Mar. 1957

Jim got #781!



Who's this?

| posted by John, 7:15 PM | 8 comments |

776. Hartford, 1957

Nora got #775! (Jim gets honorable mention)!

They look like a wholesome couple, but that's probably not a term that would be used by someone who knew them and their issues.

| posted by John, 6:44 PM | 1 comments |


Born this year: Mario van Peebles, Robert Townsend, LeVar Burton, Vannah White, Spike Lee, Paul Reiser, Marc McClure, Daniel Day-Lewis, Judge Reinhold, Frances McDormand, Cameron Crowe, Nana Visitor, Melanie Griffith, Steve Buscemi, and Ray Romano!
| posted by John, 8:56 AM | 0 comments |

775. Milwaukee, Nov. 1956

Jim got #774!

Are you for Ike's “Peace, Prosperity, and Progress” or Stevenson's “New America?” There's a debate between some high school kids tonight at this place.

| posted by John, 7:16 PM | 5 comments |

774. Long Island, Aug. 1956

GFT got #773! Welcome back GFT!

In Memoriam: Don't Drink and Drive.



| posted by John, 11:44 PM | 1 comments |

773. Cambridge, 1956

Jim got #772!

Their story proves that two poets should probably never date.


| posted by John, 8:42 PM | 2 comments |

772. Philadelphia, July 1956

Jim got #771!

After the previous host was arrested for drunk driving, this man replaced him.

| posted by John, 10:11 AM | 3 comments |

771. Manhattan, 1956

Nora & Jim got #770!

What up-and-coming artist painted this cat?*


*Note that there was a green cat found in Denmark in 1995, but its color was attributed to copper-polluted water rather than genetics, and when "rescued" its color faded.
| posted by John, 8:39 AM | 3 comments |

770. Europe, Apr. 1956

Jim got #769!



"Just Married"

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

769. California, 1956

Nora got #768!


People are behaving strangely in this small town. Affected individuals are withdrawn and emotionless, almost like zombies...


| posted by John, 6:54 PM | 1 comments |

Born this year: Mel Gibson, David Caruso, Imelda Staunton, Steve Harvey, Bll Maher, Geena Davis, Mimi Rogers, Nathan Lane, David E. Kelley, Andy Garcia, Bob Saget, Tom Hanks, Sela Ward, Kim Cattrall, Mickey Rourke, Linda Hamilton, and Dwight Yoakam!
| posted by John, 2:51 PM | 0 comments |

768. Alabama, Dec. 1955

Nora & Jim got #767!



Who's this?

| posted by John, 8:46 AM | 1 comments |

767. New York, 1955

Nora got #766!


This PI is looking for a missing person.


| posted by John, 7:17 PM | 3 comments |

766. California, Nov. 1955

Jim got #765!


Do you guys know any Kirk Whalum?

| posted by John, 8:01 PM | 2 comments |

765. L.A., Oct. 1955

Jim got #764!


Ah, teen angst.

| posted by John, 7:04 PM | 6 comments |

764. U.S., Oct. 1955

Jim got #763!


Here's the second children's show that premiered in October 1955.

| posted by John, 7:17 PM | 4 comments |

763. U.S., Oct. 1955

Jim got #762!


October 1955 introduced two new and enduring children's shows. Here's one.



| posted by John, 7:50 AM | 3 comments |

762. U.S., June 1955

Jim got #761!


Bad cats...


| posted by John, 10:49 AM | 2 comments |

761. U.S., June 1955

Nora got #760!



Who's this?


| posted by John, 6:23 AM | 2 comments |

760. U.S., June 1955

No one got #759! We'll spin it back into the mix and try again in about 12 years.


Here's an iconic scene that probably everyone recognizes. But what was the film?


| posted by John, 6:15 PM | 1 comments |

759. England, June 1955

Jim got #758! Is anyone else out there?


OK this one might be a little tougher--though I never can tell. These lads just wrote their first song. They are...?



| posted by John, 4:25 PM | 2 comments |

758. New York, Apr. 1955

Jim got #757!


Two bachelors discuss their plans for the weekend.


| posted by John, 6:24 PM | 3 comments |

757. U.S., Mar. 1955

Jim got #756!


The teenagers at this school are out of control!



| posted by John, 5:00 PM | 2 comments |