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Class of 1949 Trivia Quiz

Who did Elsie Groat marry?   ________________________________

Who was head majorette?      ________________________________

Walter Jones's nickname?      ________________________________

What was the date of our graduation?  _________________________

The only male cheerleader?    _______________________________                                                                 

Helen Louise Brown's nickname?  ____________________________

Where was our Senior Prom held? ___________________________

George Eden's nickname?  ________________________________

The title of the junior class play? _____________________________

Howard Maresch's nickname?  _____________________________

The title of our senior class play? ____________________________

Ed Masley's nickname? ___________________________________

Who was President of USA in '49? __________________________

Name the 5 seniors on the basketball team? ___________________





Who was editor of the Munhisko?  ___________________________

What did Mr. Wilson coach?  _______________________________

Name the Woodlawn newspaper? ___________________________

Which baseball player became a State Senator? ________________

What was Bob Adam's number in football? _____________________

Where was our first reunion held?  ___________________________

Beside basketball, Shiring coached what? _____________________

Who taught mechanical drawing?  ___________________________

Who were the twins on the basketball team? ___________________

Who were the co-editors of the '49er yearbook? ________________                                                                  

After many years of misery through the depression and World War 11 postwar prosperity is starting to get underway with companies now able to supply the cars, Televisions and the other goods demanded in a consumer society. The cars got bigger, the TV's got bigger, with some 6.2 million new cars sold in the US and nearly 10 million Televisions in American homes, A new type of TV programme appeared we now call Soap Operas ( the name came from the fact many soap manufacturers sponsored the shows to catch the stay at home mum with advertising ) . China became a communist country and Russia had the Nuclear Bomb which increased the tension between East and West ( The Cold War ).
1949 was 60 years ago this year


How Much things cost in 1949                

Yearly Inflation Rate U.S.A. -0.95% UK 2.6%

Average Cost of new house $7,450.00

Average wages per year $2,950.00

Cost of a gallon of Gas 17 cents

Average Cost of a new car $1,420.00

Minimum Hourly Wage Rate 70 cents per hour

Bacon per pound 50 cents

Dobbs Hat $8.50

Kitchen Table and Chairs $100.00

Average House Price 1,911





What Events Happened in 1949

  • 6.75 Richter scale earthquake in Ecuador kills 6000 and destroys 50 towns


  • Soviet Union tests its first atomic bomb.


  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Established


  • Federal Republic of Germany officially founded


  • Indonesia gains it's independence From Netherlands


  • Berlin Airlift officially comes to an end on May 12th


  • The Communist People’s Republic of China is proclaimed under Mao Tse Tung.


  • Republic of China / Taiwan on the island of Formosa comes into being following the defeat by Mao Tse Tung


  • The Geneva Convention is agreed providing an agreement on the treatment of prisoners


  • RCA Perfects a system for broadcasting color television


  • First Polaroid Camera sold for $89.95


  • President Harry S. Truman authorizes $16 million in aid for Palestinian refugees


  • The Emmy Awards for US Television first presented


  • First Volkswagen Beetle The Peoples Car sold in US


  • The first car with a Porsche badge is shown


  • De-Havilland Comet first commercial passenger jet airliner test flight


  • Apartheid Made official Policy of National party in South Africa


  • Newfoundland Joins Canada Confederation


    Billy Graham 1949

    Harry S. Truman - Oath of office 1949

    London Airport ( Heathrow ) 1949

    Nuremberg Trials

    Chicago 1949

    De-Havilland Comet First Flight 1949