In 1951, avalanches in which mountain range killed 240 in Switzerland, Austria and Italy?
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1950s Formula One driver Alberto Ascari was from which country?
Grace Kelly married which country's Prince in 1956?
In January 1957, France returned the territory of Saar to which other country?
How much did it cost to buy one Premium Bond when they were launched in 1956?
The Atomium formed the centerpiece of the World Fair in which city in 1958?
Baudouin became king of which country in 1951?
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What was the name of 1950s singer Cliff Richard's backing group?
What was the first name of Attlee, who resigned as Labour leader in 1955?
How many teams took part in the first European Cup football competition in 1955-56?
Konrad Adenauer was leader of which country from 1949 to 1963?
A 1952 mine explosion in Svalbard killed 15 people in which country?
The first annual international music and cultural festival took place in which Norwegian city in 1953?
Imre Nagy, President of which country appealed for calm during violent protests in 1956?
A treaty to establish the European Economic Community was signed in which city in 1957?
Teddy Boys were a fashion and sub-culture in which country in the 1950s?
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What exams replaced the Higher School Certificate in England in 1951?
In 1953, Queen Elizabeth was crowned in which UK city?
Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean defected to which country from the United Kingdom in 1951?
The first IKEA store opened in 1958 selling which sorts of goods?
The novel 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' was published by which author in 1950?
Queen Mary, who died in 1953, was the former wife of which King?
In January 1956, a fire broke out at the top of which famous Paris landmark?
Stanley Matthews retired from which sport in 1957?
What birthday did Winston Churchill celebrate in 1954?
How old was Derek Bentley when he was controversially hanged in 1953?
How many trains crashed in London in 1952, killing 108 people?
What title was Churchill granted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1953?
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Queen Elizabeth II gave which of her children the title Prince of Wales in 1958?
A referendum In Switzerland in February 1959 denied which group the right to vote?
Popular 50s movie 'Three Coins In the Fountain' was set in which European city?
The largest oil refinery in Europe opened near which English city in 1951?
What type of ship was HMS Ark Royal, which set sail in 1955?
The UK annexed the rocky outcrop of Rockall in which ocean in 1955?
Charles de Gaulle was inaugurated of President of which country in January 1959?
How old was Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth II's grandmother, when she died in 1953?
What percentage of East German voters voted for peace and against remilitarisation in 1951?
That color was the name of the 'Hill Mob' in the title of a popular 1952 movie?
Clement Attlee resigned as leader of which UK political party in 1955?
In January 1957, the Cavern Club opened in which UK city?
Launched in 1953, in which year was the Royal Yacht Britannia finally decomissioned?
What was the first name of Cousteau, the 1950s French oceanographer?
In 1957, the Netherlands lifted a ban on driving on which day of the week?
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What came before 'Pandy' in the title of the popular 1950s children's TV show?
What was the name of Queen Elizabeth II's sister, who announced in 1955 she wouldn't be marrying?
In which city were 7 Manchester United players killed in a plane crash in February 1958?
Ferdinand Porsche, who died in 1951, was a car-maker from which country?
The rationing of which drink came to an end in 1952?
Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn went on holiday in which city in the 1953 movie?
The Port Talbot steelworks opened in which part of the UK in 1951?
King Haakon VII of which country died in 1957?
1950s film director Jaques Tati was from which country?
There were earthquakes in Fethiye in which country in 1957?
The first residential tower block opened in which UK county in 1951?
Lufthansa was founded in which country in 1954?
A new UNESCO building was inaugurated in which city in 1958?
Players from which team were involved in an air crash in Munich in February 1958?
What title was Clement Attlee when he stepped down from the Labour Party in 1955?
1950s actress Sophia Loren was from which country?
Guinea declared itself independent from which European country in 1958?
1950s oceanographer Jacques Cousteau was from which country?
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What was the first name of Ms Ellis, last woman to be hanged in the UK in 1955?
ingemar Johansson won a championship in which sport in 1959?
20 sailors from which country died after two ships collided in the English Channel in 1953?
In which month of 1952 did Princess Elizabeth become Queen Elizabeth II after the death of her father?
In 1957, the Anne Frank Foundation was formed in which European city?
António de Oliveira Salazar was a short-lived 1951 President in which country?
What type of cancer killed King George VI of the UK in 1952?
A cave system at Nerja in which country wa discovered by accident in January 1959?
What was the crime of Ruth Ellis, last woman to be hanged in the UK?
A patent for Lego was filed in which European country in 1958?
Beinn Eighe became the first nature reserve in which part of the UK in 1951?
What is the real name of 1950s British singer Cliff Richard?
The England cricket team beat which country to lift the Ashes in 1953?
Josip Broz Tito won 95% of the public vote in elections in which country in 1950?
Die Stem van Suid-Afrika' became which country's national anthem in 1957?
What is the name of the man who became Duke of Edinburgh in 1953?
The first Carrefour supermarket opened in which country in 1958?
After 10 years, what rationing ended in the UK in 1953?
A separatist organization called Euzkadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) was founded in which country in 1959?
In 1950, the UK produced what percentage of the world's cars?
Famous during the 1950s, the designer Cristobal Balenciaga was from which country?
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Two of the UK's biggest factories in which industry were nationalised in 1954?
What title was Princess Elizabeth's husband given when she became Queen?
Duke of Edinburgh
In 1955, Khrushchev denounced which former Soviet leader as 'a brutal despot'?
What was the name of George VI's daughter, who became queen on his death in 1952?
The British Parliament moved back into which building in 1950 after an air-raid in 1941?
Houses of Parliament
Sophia Loren was known in which field in the 1950s?
In 1959, the UK engaged in 'Cod Wars' with which other country over fishing rights?
What percentage of UK homes owned a TV in 1953?
Alberto Ascari was a champion in which sport in the 1950s?
UK trade union membership peaked in 1951 with how many members?
In 1958, Krushchev ordered the Allies to leave the western section of which city?
There were violent protests in Hungary in 1956 over occupation by which country?
In February 1953, 1,800 residents of which country were killed in flooding?
In which month of 1953 was Queen Elizabeth II crowned at Westminster Abbey?
What are the colors associated with IKEA, which opened their first store in 1958?
Yellow and Blue
Éamon de Valera became President of which country in 1959?
Possession of which drug became a criminal offence in the UK in January 1956?
British althletes travelled to the Commonwealth Games in which Canadian city in 1954?
What is the name of the British radio drama which started in 1951 and is still running?
Adolf Scharf was elected President of which European country in 1957?
What was the name of Princess Grace of Monaco's first son, born in 1958?
Morocco and which other African nation gained independence from France in March 1956?
Members of which football team were involved in an air crash in Munich in 1958?
In 1951, King Leopold III of which country abdicated in favor of his son?
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Vincent Auriol was President of which country from 1947 to 1954?
Olav V became king of which country in September 1957?
Francisco Franco was leader of which country from 1936 to 1975?
How many coins in a fountain was Frank Sinatra singing about in 1950?
During the 1950s, painter Pablo Picasso was living and working in which country?
How many people were killed by serious smog in London in 1952?
The 1958 Commonwealth Games were held in which Welsh city?
Ivor Novello, who died in 1951, was famous in which field?
What animals were reintroduced to the Scottish mountains in 1952?
Soviet space experts launched the Lunik rocket at which celestial body in 1959?
In 1950, diplomatic relations resumed with the Franco government in which country?
How many countries were the founding members of NATO in 1950?
There were 1958 race riots in which part of London in late August?
Hugh Gaitskell was elected leader of which political party in 1955?
What relation to Queen Elizabeth II was Queen Mary, who died in 1953?
The UK and which other country bombed Egypt during the Suez Crisis of 1956?
How many European countries signed the Treaty of Rome to found the EEC in 1957?
The CDU, led by Adenauer, won elections in which country in 1953?
The water speed record was broken in 1956 on which body of water?
The Netherlands' first motorway ran from Utrecht to which city, and opened in 1954?
Sir Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin, died in which city in 1955?
How many children did Queen Elizabeth II have at the time of her 1953 coronation?
In 1955, Jonas Salk promoted a vaccine for which disease across Europe?
In 1953, France agreed provisionally to the independence of which country?
First published in English in 1952, Anne Frank wrote her diary in which city?
1950s British singer Cliff Richard was born in which country?
What was the name of Queen Elizabeth II's daughter, born in August 1950?
Contruction started in 1950 on which new town, the first in the UK?
What was the name given to the 'Curtain' which divided Communist countries from Western Europe?
Greta Garbo was granted US citizenship in 1950, but where was she born?
The Camp Nou stadium opened in which city in 1957?
How many countries competed in the Olympics in Finland in 1952?
Joseph Stalin died in which month of 1953?
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A statue inspired by Christ the Redeemer opened in which European city in 1959?
Prince Rainier of Monaco married an actress from which country in 1956?
Which European country voted on becoming a Fifth Republic in 1958?
How old was Haakon VII of Norway when he died in 1957?
In 1957, the BBC broadcast a famous spoof about a failure of what food crop?
ITV started broadcasting in the UK in which month of 1955?
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Which UK city was seriously affected by heavy smog in winter 1952?
Which day was the British Grand Prix in 1955?
In 1957, there was a fire at the Windscale nuclear plant in which part of the UK?
In 1954, the 100th University Boat Race was held on which river?
What was the name of the spy who first appeared in the 1953 novel 'Casino Royale'?
Cliff Richard's debut single, 'Move It' in 1958 went to which number in the charts?
How many people died in the devastating floods which hit the Devon town of Lynmouth in 1952?
Reaching the UK in 1953, the disease of myxomatosis affects which animals?
What were women allowed to do in the UK for the first time in January 1958?
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What was the name of the British king known to the family as Bertie who died in 1952?
King George VI had an operation in 1951 to remove part of which organ?
In 1952, Charlie Chaplin returned to the UK after spending how many years in the USA?
How old was Sir Alexander Fleming when he died in 1955?
As well as being a 1950s singer, what other profession did Jimmy Young have?
What is the name of the town in Devon that was hit by devastating floods in 1952?
Which Mediterranean island did the Royal Yacht Britannia travel to on its maiden 1953 voyage?
Riots erupted on which Mediterranean island in 1956 over the arrest of Archbishop Makarios?
How long was the BBC's first daily TV news broadcast, launched in 1954?
A car ferry sank in which body of water in January 1953, killing 130 people?
Ruby Murray, who had a 1955 hit with 'Softly, Softly' was from which part of the UK?
Alexander Fleming, who died in March 1955, discovered which medicine?
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Kilmainham Gaol in which Irish city was designated a national monument in 1953?
Which Mediterranean country gained independence from the UK in February 1959?
Crick and Watson were working at which university when they discovered DNA in 1953?
In the 1950 UK general election, how many seats of a majority did Attlee win?
Who became Prime Minister of the UK in 1957 after the resignation of Eden?
A huge fire on a pier in which seaside town trapped hundreds in 1959?
Which UK Prime Minister met Khrushchev for peace talks in 1959?
A fashionable 1950s haircut was named after which type of dog?
Workers in which British industry went on strke for 6 weeks in 1955?
Who won the first Rugby League World Cup in 1954?
Prime Minister Adnan Menderes of which country survived an air crash in 1959?
In 1959, Queen Elizabeth II embarked on a 45 day tour of which Commonwealth country?
What was the name of the controversial 1955 novel by Nabokov?
Fuel rationing came to the end in the UK in 1950, after how many years?
Who wrote the mystery book 'They Do It With Mirrors', published in 1952?
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Queen Mary was buried in which castle in 1953, to the west of London?
In 1958, the UK's first section of motorway opened as a bypass around which town?
Which team won the first football European Cup in 1956?
In which British city was the 1951 Exhibition of Industrial Power held?
How many nations founded NATO in 1950?
How many countries entered the first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956?
In 1955, Britain claimed Rockall to stop which nation from spying?
Although known for his English accent, Lonnie Donegan was actually born in which UK city?
What was the name of the famous 1950s creation of film director Jacques Tati?
Which country won the most medals at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki?
Which country was Princess Elizabeth visiting in 1952 when she heard of the death of her father?
Harry Webb is better known as which 50s star?
In January 1959, the European Court of Human Rights was established in which French city?
In 1950, demolition works began on the Royal Hohenzollern Palace in which European city?
In 1954 a new agency was created in the UK to regulate which type of energy?
How old was Gustav VI Adolf when he became king of Sweden in 1950?
1959 champion boxer Ingemar Johansson was from which country?
How many years had George VI been king when he died in 1952?
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Which European city saw pro-Communist riots in February 1950?
How old was Princess Elizabeth when she became Queen on the death of her father?
In June 1951, the first international Film Festival was held in which German city?
In 1957, the UK carried out nuclear testing in Maralinga in which country?
How old was King George VI when he died in 1952?
Which UK Prime Minister announced that Britain had developed an atomic bomb in 1952?
In 1950, the first package holiday air charter flew from the UK to which Mediterranean island?
Which city became the official capital of Wales in 1955?
A Goodyear factory was opened in Luxembourg in 1950 to make which type of product?
Georges Bidault and his cabinet resigned after losing a vote of confidence in which country in 1950?
Nobel Prize winning writer George Bernard Shaw was how old when he died in 1950?
In 1955, British troops withdrew from patrolling the streets of which city?
Food rationing came to an end in the UK in 1954, after how many years?
How many people were killed in the 1958 air crash involving Manchester United?
How many troops did the UK send to Korea in August 1950?
How old was Stirling Moss when he won the British Grand Prix in 1955?
Who released 'Move It' in 1958, classed as the first British rock and roll song?
Jacqueline Bouvier, future wife of which US President, visited Ireland in summer 1950?
How many times did Elizabeth Taylor get married in the 1950s?
Which country declared itself independent from France in March 1956?
How many submariners were lost when the Affray went missing in 1951?
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In which building was the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II held in 1953?
Which famous novel set in Middle Earth was published in 1954?
Lord of the Rings
27 people were killed at an air show in Farnborough in which county in 1952?
How old was Winston Churchill when he stepped down as British Prime Minister in 1955?
Which devastating disease was found in cattle in December 1957 in the UK?
Foot and Mouth
In 1950, miners were trapped by a landslide at Knockshinnoch Castle colliery in which part of the UK?
How old was writer George Orwell when he died in 1950?
Athletes from two parts of which coutntry competed as a united team at the 1958 Olympics?
First launched in 1953, the royal yacht Britannia can now be visited in which UK city?
Which UK car manufacturer developed a gas powered car in 1950?
Which party, led by Anthony Eden, won the UK parliamentary elections in 1955?
Which country did Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess defect to in 1951?
Who did John Lennon meet for the first time in July 1957?
A 1952 flood devastated Lynmouth, in which English county?
What was the name of the man whose wedding to Princess Margaret was called off in 1955?
In 1957 Noel Coward returned to the UK from which island to face accusations that he'd become a tax exile?
How many people were killed when three trains crashed in Harrow, London in 1952?
90 defectors from which country stole three aircraft and flew them to West Germany in 1950?
In October 1952, which drink stopped being rationed in the UK after 13 years?
Oscar Torp resigned as Prime Minister of which country in 1955?
First published in 1950, which comic featured Dan Dare and Captain Pugwash?
Which UK Prime Minister stepped down in April 1955 because of failing health?
Which iconic French fashion designer died of a heart attack in October 1957?
Which London airport was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in June 1958?
How many children did King Olav V of Norway have?
In 1956 the UK government announced plans to test drivers for what substance in the blood?
How old was King Gustav V of Sweden when he died in 1950?
During the 1950s, Lonnie Donegan was most associated with which genre of music?
Which author, real name Eric Arthur Blair, died in 1950?
In 1957, Anthony Eden resigned as British Prime Minister after how many months in the post?
In 1950, military service in the UK was extended to how many years?
Which Soviet leader died in 1953 at the age of 74?
Marshal Tito of which country became the first Communist leader to visit the UK on his 1953 visit?
Plácido Domingo made his debut in which field of the arts in 1959?
Queen Elizabeth launched the royal yacht Britannia in which Scottish city in 1953?
Alcide De Gasperi was Prime Minister of which European country from 1945 to 1953?
Einar Gerhardsen was Prime Minister of which country from 1945 to 1951 and 1955 to 1963?
Which nation, not known for a strong footballing history, beat England 1-0 at the 1950 World Cup?
What was the name of the UK's first commercial TV channel, launched in 1955?
What was the name of the 1950s 'Plan' to invest in post-war Europe?
What was the surname of Anne, whose diary was first published in English in 1952?
Andre Claveau won the Eurovision Song Contest for which country in 1958?
Which European country voted in a referendum on the right for women to vote in 1959?
On Christmas Day 1950, the Stone of Destiny, used in coronations, was stolen from which London building?
What was the UK's first post-war University, chartered in 1952?
Which country experienced flooding along the Po valley in November 1957?
Which flying toy was sold for the first time in January 1957?
Which member of the Royal Family was born in August 1950?
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Stirling Moss became the first British person to win the UK Grand Prix in which city in 1955?
What was the surname of Adam, who had a 1959 hit with 'What Do You Want'?
Sofoklis Venizelos became Prime Minister of which country in 1950?
The Prime Ministers of Greece and Turkey held meetings over which island in 1959?
What was the occupation of Raymond Chandler, who died in 1959?
Singer Shirley Bassey's father had moved to the UK from which country?
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What was the name of the character called 'The Menace', who first appeared in the Beano in 1951?
What was the name of Princess Grace of Monaco's oldest child, born in 1957?
The rationing of which household product ended in the UK after 8 years in 1950?
What was the name of the wife of King George VI, widowed when he died in 1952?
Singer Shirley Bassey grew up in which UK city?
What was the name of the Royal Yacht, launched by Queen Elizabeth II in 1953?
What was the name of the radio feature for children which started in January 1950 on the BBC?
Listen With Mother
What was the name of George VI's younger daughter, sister of Queen Elizabeth II?
Scientist Klaus Fuchs was convicted of spying for which country in 1950?
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The 'Big Freeze' of 1955 hit the UK in which month?
The Balkan Pact between Turkey, Yugoslavia and which other country expired in 1959?
Which method of transport was invented by Christopher Cockerell in 1956?
What was designated as the UK's first National Park in 1951?
What British hair styling product rocketed in popularity during the 1950s?
Which European country hosted the 1954 FIFA World Cup?
Simone de Beauvoir was a famous 1950s writer from which country?
Which English writer published her first novel, 'Kate Hannigan' in 1950?
Which East German town changed its name to Karl Marx Stadt in 1953?
Which 1950s singer was known as 'The Girl with the Giggle'?
What was the first name of Mr Armstrong-Jones, who met Princess Margaret in 1958?
The 'X' rating introduced to British films in 1951 indicated the movie was suitable for people over which age?
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What was the name of the Monaco prince who married Grace Kelly in 1956?
What was the first name of murderer Christie, hanged for killing his wife in 1953?
What was the profession of Margot Fonteyn, who was arrested in Panama in 1959?
Which supermarket brand opened the UK's first purpose-built supermarket in 1950?
What was the name of the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg from 1919 to 1964?
What was the first name of musician and actor Novello, who died in 1951?
Which artist had the best selling album of 1956 with 'Calypso'?
Which British Prime Minister announced the Premium Bond savings scheme in 1956?
Velcro was invented in which country in 1957?
Which European country founded its air force in July 1952?
Which country won the first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956?
Which country made its Olympic debut at the Helsinki games in 1952?
The Manchester United team were on their way back from which city when involved in the 1958 air crash?
The Scapino Ballet Studio in which city was destoyed by fire in 1954?
Which member of the UK Royal Family opened the 1958 Olympics in Australia?
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Which country was excliuded from Marshall Aid in 1952 as it had remained neutral during WW2?
Which country hosted the 1958 World Cup?
What was the first name of Ms Cogan, a 1950s British singer?
What was the name of the Soviet Union's satellite which successfully went into orbit in 1957?
What was the top prize when Premium Bonds were released in the UK in 1956?
The start of the 1950 English football season saw the number of teams in the four divisions rise to how many?
What is 'Bild', which first appeared in Germany in 1952?
Turkish Prime Minister Adnan Menderes was involved in a serious air crash near which UK city in 1959?
What was Richard Baker the first person to do on the BBC in 1954?
Read the News
What were the surnames of James and Francis, who discovered DNA in 1953?
Watson and Crick
What was Ghana known as before it gained its independence in 1957?
Which side won every European Cup from 1956 to 1960?
The 1953 East Germany uprising started with a strike in which industry?
The first IKEA store opened in which country in 1958?
The first trials of which method of transport took place in the UK in 1959?
Which of the UK home nations withdrew from the 1950 World Cup in Brazil?
The UK medical authorities first linked lung cancer with which activity in 1957?
What was the first name of scientist and Nobel winner Fleming, who died in March 1955?
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The UK's first purpose-built supermarket opened in which London suburb in 1950?
What was British Empire Day renamed as in 1958?
Which country put England out of the 1958 World Cup?
The Tierpark Zoo in which German city opened in 1955?
What was the first name of Mr Coward, a flamboyant actor, playwright and singer of the 1950s?
The ocean liner Aquitania was scrapped in 1950, but what shipping line owned her?
What type of craft was HMS Affray, which went missing in 1951?
Which singer, most associated with wartime songs, had a hit with 'My Son, My Son' in 1954?
What was the regnal number of Olav, who became King of Norway in 1956?
Which singer had a UK hit with 'Unchained Melody' in 1955?
What was the name of Harry Corbett's glove puppet bear, who first appeared on UK tv in 1952?
Which disease killed George Orwell in 1950?
Which country knocked England out of the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland?
What was the name of the wife of the Norwegian Crown Prince, who died in 1954?
What was the first name of 1950s computer scientist Turing?
Which African country celebrated independence from the UK in March 1957?
What was the name of the man who became Prime Minister of Denmark in 1950?
What product was the first to be advertised on UK television in 1955?
The 10 Rillington Place murders were uncovered in which British city in 1953?
What was the name of the actor who played in the first ever TV advert on UK television in 1955?
Which country won the 1954 FIFA World Cup?
What was the name of the king of Sweden, who died in 1950?