Did You Know? Trivia For Seniors

trivia for seniors

Did You Know That  Girls (and Boys) Just Want To Have Fun?

Especially when those “girls” and “boys” are senior citizens. I often think that fun in October belongs to the kids. They can spend warm afternoons jumping into piles of colorful leaves, and on Halloween, they get to go trick-or-treating. 

We thought that the time for seniors to have some October fun was long overdue. So, we’ve put together a trivia for seniors contest from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s.

The Kabb Law Trivia For Seniors Contest



  1. What year did Disneyland open?
  2. Who became the premier of the Soviet Union in 1958?
  3. What did Dr. Jonas Salk successfully create a vaccine for in 1952?


  1. In 1964, Jack Ruby was convicted of murdering which other accused assassin?
  2. Russia imprisoned Gary Powers in 1960 for spying. What type of plane did he fly?
  3. What was the name of the conflict in 1961 in which CIA-trained forces tried but failed to invade Cuba and overthrow Fidel Castro?


  1. During which Apollo space flight did an oxygen tank explode, putting the crew in severe danger even though they managed to survive?
  2. What newspaper heiress took part in a San Francisco bank robbery in April 1974?
  3. Which Pennsylvania nuclear-generating plant suffered a partial meltdown in 1979?



  1. What Cleveland disc jockey first used the term “Rock N Roll” in 1951?
  2. Who recorded Rock Around the Clock in 1955?
  3. Which famous song sung by Doris Day was introduced in the 1956 Hitchcock thriller, The Man Who Knew Too Much?



  1. Which actor won the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird?
  2. Who played the role of Norman Bates in the 1960 horror movie, Psycho?
  3. Who landed at 17 Cherry Tree Lane in a well-known Walt Disney movie from 1964?



  1. Which rising young star from the movie Rebel Without a Cause died in an automobile accident in 1955?
  2. What famous baseball player married Marilyn Monroe in 1954?
  3. Which aspiring rock and roll singer appeared on the Ed Sullivan show in 1956 but could only be shown from the waist up?


  1. Which former first lady married Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis on October 20, 1968?
  2. British fashion designer Mary Quant invented a daring and revealing new type of women’s clothing in 1964. What was it called?
  3. What was this famous boxer’s name before he changed it to Muhammad Ali?


  1. What musical genre peaked with the 1977 release of the film Saturday Night Fever?
  2. What singer-songwriter, considered by many to be the greatest electric guitar player of all time, died in 1970?
  3. Who created the Muppets?



  1. Which athlete was the first to earn a perfect score in Olympic gymnastics?
  2. In 1972, Franco Harris put the Steelers in the AFC Championship game with a miracle catch. What was that catch called?
  3. In what park was the New York City Marathon run until 1970?


History 1950’s

  1. 1955
  2. Nikita Khrushchev
  3. Polio

History 1960’s

  1. Lee Harvey Oswald
  2. U-2
  3. Bay of Pigs

History 1970’s

  1.  Apollo 13                                  
  2.  Patty Hearst
  3. Three Mile Island


  1. James Dean
  2. Joe DiMaggio
  3. Elvis Presley


  1. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
  2. Mini Skirt
  3. Cassius Clay


  1. Disco
  2. Jimi Hendrix
  3. Jim Henson

 MUSIC 1950’s

  1. Alan Freed
  2. Bill Haley and the Comets
  3. Que Sera Sera

MOVIES 1960’s

  1. Gregory Peck
  2. Anthony Perkins
  3. Mary Poppins

 SPORTS – 1970’s

  1. Nadia Comaneci
  2. Immaculate reception
  3. Central Park

How’d You Do?

How did you do with our trivia for seniors?
We at Kabb Law did pretty well but far from perfect. We hope you had fun and enjoyed it. If you’d like to gloat about your scores, we’d love to hear it.
Call Rachel at 216-991-5222 and see if you beat her!