Are you young, a fifty-percenter, or OLD like me?
Answers to last week’s quiz!

Last week’s blog asked if you were OLD and gave a test to see. Did you identify the 94 references? Here’s a cheat sheet to check those answers. If you haven’t taken the Boomer vs. NEXT generation quiz yet, start there! If you have… it’s humbling, isn’t it?

  1. Thomas Edison invented the phonograph.
  2. Charles Lindberg made the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
  3. In October, 1929, an over-valued stock market crashed.
  4. President Franklin D. Roosevelt (from his first Inaugural Address)
  5. Live radio account of the fire and crash of the German airship “Hindenburg” on 5/6/37.
  6. King Edward VIII (of England) after announcing he was abdicating the throne of England to marry American socialite Bessie Wallis Warfield Simpson Spencer.
  7. “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast of “Mercury Theater on the Air” narrated by Orson Wells.
  8. Adolph Hitler, speaking in German, referring to the Jews.
  9. President Woodrow Wilson’s address to Congress.
  10. Franklin D. Roosevelt
  11. Bob Hope
  12. Lou Gehrig, speaking at Yankee Stadium as he retired from baseball.
  13. On 4/12/45, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage (stroke).
  14. Bud Abbott & Lou Costello
  15. World War II
  16. Abbott & Costello
  17. World War II
  18. Sir Winston Churchill, describing the Cold War
  19. In 1947 he was the first African American player in Major League Baseball.
  20. General Douglas MacArthur (address to a joint session of Congress, 1951)
  21. Desi Arnez & Lucille Ball
  22. Richard Nixon, president
  23. Senator Joseph McCarthy
  24. The Three Stooges
  25. Senator Joseph McCarthy
  26. Jackie Gleason
  27. Steve Allen
  28. Elvis Presley
  29. Rock and Rollers Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, J.D. Richardson (The Big Bopper)
  30. Dick Clark
  31. President John F. Kennedy
  32. Announcer at ballpark as Roger Maris.
  33. Mission control, first American to orbit the earth, John Glenn
  34. Marilyn Monroe
  35. Overdose of sleeping pills
  36. Walter Cronkite
  37. Jack Ruby
  38. Martin Luther King
  39. George Wallace
  40. Malcom X
  41. George Wallace
  42. Malcom X
  43. George Wallace
  44. Malcom X
  45. Martin Luther King
  46. President Lyndon Johnson
  47. Ed Sullivan
  48. President Lyndon Johnson
  49. Bobby Kennedy
  50. Sirhan Sirhan
  51. Senator Ted Kennedy
  52. Neil Armstrong
  53. Woodstock
  54. Cheech and Chong
  55. Vietnam
  56. Muhammad Ali/Cassius Clay
  57. President Richard Nixon
  58. Potential assassination (Hank Aaron) for being black
  59. President Richard Nixon
  60. Ed McMahon
  61. President Richard Nixon
  62. President Gerald Ford
  63. Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter
  64. Saturday Night Live
  65. Heart failure, drug overdose
  66. John Lennon, NYC, Mark David Chapman
  67. Taking of U.S. hostages for years.
  68. Diana, Princess of Wales
  69. Archbishop of Canterbury
  70. Diana
  71. AIDS
  72. Mission Control
  73. President Ronald Reagan
  74. Senator Dan Quayle
  75. Senator Lloyd Bentsen of Texas
  76. President Ronald Regan
  77. Oliver North
  78. President Ronald Regan
  79. Big Bird
  80. President George Bush
  81. Bernard Shaw
  82. President George Bush
  83. Marcia
  84. Fiance, Paris
  85. Ellen DeGeneres
  86. Mike Myers
  87. Mark McGuire
  88. America Online
  89. President Bill Clinton
  90. First Lady Hilary Rodham Clinton
  91. Rocky and Bullwinkle
  92. President Bill Clinton
  93. Al Gore
  94. President John Kennedy

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