2014 is a big year for big anniversaries

January 12, 2014 

Try your hand at history with these trivia questions about events that are having landmark anniversaries in 2014.

1. Holy Cow! What Hall of Fame baseball broadcaster would have turned 100 on March 1, 2014?

2. Babe Ruth reached this milestone while pitching for the Boston Red Sox in 2014.

3. U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry issued a landmark report on Jan. 11, 1964. What was its conclusion?

4. What western state was admitted to the Union 150 years ago on Oct. 31, 1864? Odds are 10-1 you know.

5. The first Little League baseball game was played on June 6, 1939, 75 years ago. Where was it played?

6. Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared war on what?

7. The words to "The Star Spangled Banner" were written 200 years ago on Sept. 14, 1814. Francis Scott Key was watching the bombing of what at the time?

8. The first scheduled commercial airline flight took place on Jan. 1, 1914, across Tampa Bay, Fla. How many passengers were there?

9. What musical brought the songs "Tradition" and "Sunrise, Sunset" Broadway when it opened in 1964?

10. Fifty years ago, this landmark legislation outlawed major forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities and women.

11. The IX Olympic Winter games were held Jan. 29-Feb. 9 in what city in Austria?

12. The world's first heart transplant to a human was performed on Jan. 24, 1964, in Jackson (Miss.) University Hospital. Name the doctor.

13. On Jan. 4, 1964, who was the first Catholic pope to fly in an airplane and where was he headed?

14. Who was the East German figure skater who won her second gold medal at the XIV Olympic Winter Games in February 1984 in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia?


1. It might be, it could be, it is ... Harry Caray!

2. The Babe got his first major league hit, a double, off the New York Yankees' King Cole on Oct. 2, 1914.

3. Smoking is hazardous to your health, and it's the leading cause of lung disease.

4. Nevada

5. Williamsport, Pa.

6. Poverty.

7. Fort McHenry at the entrance to the Baltimore Harbor.

8. One. St. Petersburg Mayor Abram Pheil paid $400 at auction for the 23-minute flight.

9. "Fiddler on the Roof"

10. The Civil Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964.

11. Innsbruck. 1,091 athletes from 36 nations competed.

12. Dr. James D. Hardy transplanted a chimpanzee heart into a human patient. The heart beat 90 minutes before it stopped.

13. Pope Paul VI became the first pontiff to leave Italy since 1809. He went to the Holy Land.

14. Katarina Witt. Scott Hamilton took the men's gold medal home to the United States.

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