Complete the List writer's reference: the halftime rounds

Here, on a single page, are the eight questions of the halftime round of each episode of Complete the List. This is intended to be a reference to writers of future categories; by searching within this page, perhaps it'll be easier to answer a question that I've had more than once: "has this been done before?"

Beginning with Episode 6, all halftime rounds written by Andy follow a standard format. Among other things, this ensures sufficient diversity of topics; he has adhered to it even in "themed" halftime rounds (such as Episodes 21, 42, and 51). The format is:

  1. Movies
  2. Television
  3. Music
  4. Sports
  5. Literature
  6. History
  7. History
  8. History

The halftime round in Episode 50 was written by Ryan Vickers, Matthew Kimberlin, and Greg Peterson; Episode 70, in which Andy also was a contestant, was written by Jeremy Cahnmann; Episode 80, the James Bond themed game, was written by Andre Cormier. Otherwise, unless a listener submission is noted, all questions were written by Andy Saunders.

Season 1

Episode 1 (June 15, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was Barack Obama born?

was the film Braveheart released?

was Olivia Newton-John's song "Physical" the Billboard year-end No. 1?

was John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath first published?

did the United Nations come into existence when the Charter had been ratified by a majority of its signatories on October 24?

did the Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays play their first Major League Baseball games?

did the television series Friends air its final episode?

was Canadian Lester B. Pearson awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in solving the Suez Crisis?

Episode 2 (June 19, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

were an Olympic Games most recently held in North America?

was U2's album The Joshua Tree released?

did Queen Elizabeth II begin her reign as Queen of England?

did Albino Luciani serve as Pope John Paul I for only 33 days before his death?

did the famous Normandy landings from World War II occur?

was Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone first published in the United Kingdom?

was Pluto first reclassified as a dwarf planet?

were the first Oscars presented?

Episode 3 (June 22, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

did the Montréal Canadiens win their most recent Stanley Cup?

was the armistice signed that ended the Korean War?

did Hurricane Katrina ravage the US Gulf Coast?

was the film Mary Poppins released?

was Taylor Swift born?

did Wheel of Fortune first air on NBC daytime?

was George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-four first published?

did Calvin Coolidge become President of the United States?

Episode 5 (June 29, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR… <

did the standoff known as the Cuban Missile Crisis take place?

was the first video uploaded to YouTube?

was Cher's song "Believe" the Billboard Hot 100 year-end No. 1 song?

did Harry Truman become President of the United States?

The musical Les Misérables has run continuously in London's West End since what year?

was F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby first published?

did Canada first host a Summer Olympics?

did the Charlton Heston movie The Ten Commandments premiere?

Episode 4 (July 6, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

did Canada enter World War II?

did the first Daytona 500 race take place?

was Barack Obama first elected to the United States Senate?

did the first episode of All in the Family air?

did the Chernobyl nuclear disaster take place?

did Seattle most recently host a World's Fair?

was the movie It's A Wonderful Life first released?

was the "Macarena" the Billboard Hot 100 year-end No. 1 song?

Episode 6 (July 13, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

The world premiere of the film Casablanca took place in New York City in November of what year?

did the series finale of Seinfeld air?

was Billy Joel's history-recounting song "We Didn't Start The Fire" first released?

were the Olympic Games most recently held in the United States?

was Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird first published?

was Nelson Rockefeller sworn in as Vice President of the United States?

did the Soviet Union successfully launch Sputnik 1?

Albert Einstein's "Annus Mirabilis" is considered to be what year?

Episode 7 (July 20, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie Rocky released?

did the first episode of I Love Lucy air?

was the Whitney Houston version of "I Will Always Love You" the Billboard Hot 100 year-end No. 1 song?

did Los Angeles first host the Olympic Games?

was the Stephenie Meyer book Twilight first published?

did Martin Luther King, Jr. deliver his "I Have a Dream" speech?

did Canada most recently gain a province?

did the Coca-Cola Company first introduce "New Coke" into the market?

Episode 8 (July 27, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest released?

did the "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" episodes of The Simpsons originally air?

was the Iron Butterfly album In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida the Billboard year-end No. 1 album?

did a Major League Baseball player most recently win the batting Triple Crown? (leading their league in batting average, home runs, and RBI in the same season)

was Alice Walker's novel The Color Purple first published?

did the Battle of Dien Bien Phu occur during the First Indochina War?

was the Sixteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution adopted, allowing for income tax?

did the Hindenburg catch fire and was destroyed, in an attempt to dock in New Jersey?

Episode 9 (August 3, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the film Jaws released?

did the groundbreaking "The Puppy" episode of Ellen air, where Ellen came out as a lesbian?

was the pop star Rihanna born?

did the National Hockey League double its size, expanding from six to twelve teams at once?

was Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind (the novel) first published?

did Richard Nixon give his famous "Checkers" speech?

did the euro first officially go into circulation as legal tender?

did Woodrow Wilson deliver his Fourteen Points speech?

Episode 10 (August 10, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

did the James Cameron film Avatar premiere?

did the television series Bonanza air its first episode?

was Ed Sheeran born?

did the Los Angeles Dodgers most recently win a World Series?

did Canadian Alice Munro win the Nobel Prize in Literature?

was George McGovern the Democratic Party candidate for President of the United States?

did the Battle of the Bulge, occurring in the Ardennes Forest, begin?

was Martin Luther King, Jr. born?

Episode 11 (August 17, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie Little Miss Sunshine released?

did Bob Barker begin hosting The Price Is Right?

was the Poison song "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" first released?

did Roger Maris hit 61 home runs for the New York Yankees?

was John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath first published?

was the armistice ending the Korean War signed?

was Bill Clinton first inaugurated as President of the United States?

did a hurricane strike Galveston, Texas, in the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history?

Episode 12 (August 24, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? first released?

did Family Feud first air on television?

was the Michael Jackson album Thriller first released?

did the Toronto Blue Jays most recently win a World Series?

was J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye first published?

was John Kerry the Democratic nominee for President of the United States?

did KDKA Pittsburgh, one of the world's first radio stations, begin broadcasting?

was George Marshall's "Marshall Plan" signed into law?

Episode 13 (August 31, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the Oliver Stone directed movie Platoon first released?

did the series finale of How I Met Your Mother air?

was Fleetwood Mac's Rumours the Billboard year-end No. 1 album?

were both the Summer and Winter Olympics most recently held in the same year?

did Mark Twain die - ironically enough, a year in which Halley's Comet passed near Earth?

did Disneyland open in Anaheim, California?

was the Tennessee Valley Authority created by a Congressional charter?

was Malcolm X assassinated in Washington Heights, New York?

Episode 14 (September 7, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie originally known as Star Wars first released?

did Johnny Carson retire as host of The Tonight Show?

was Carly Rae Jepsen's single "Call Me Maybe" first released?

did Jesse Owens win four gold medals at the Summer Olympics?

did Jack Kerouac first publish On the Road?

did Mount St. Helens erupt in Washington state, killing 57?

did Chuck Yeager first break the sound barrier, piloting an X-1 rocket plane?

did the U.S. Supreme Court rule in Miranda v. Arizona, leading to "you have the right to remain silent"?

Episode 15 (September 14, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the film Pulp Fiction first released?

did the final episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show first air?

did Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock" reach No. 1 on Billboard's music charts, after it was used in the film Blackboard Jungle?

did the football game now known as Super Bowl I take place?

did William Faulkner first publish The Sound and the Fury?

did the North American Free Trade Agreement take effect?

did Henry Ford introduce the Model T Ford, at a price of $850?

did the Exxon Valdez cause a major oil spill in Alaska's Prince William Sound?

Episode 16 (September 21, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie The Wizard of Oz first released?

did the famous final episode (the "snow globe" episode) of St. Elsewhere air?

did Elvis Presley die?

did Athens, Greece, most recently host an Olympic Games?

was Rachel Carson's Silent Spring first published, launching an environmentalist movement?

was the 27th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, dealing with Congressional pay raises, ratified?

were Julius and Ethel Rosenberg executed for giving nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union?

did the Wright Brothers make their first successful flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina?

Episode 17 (September 28, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie Schindler's List first released?

did the Emmy-winning sitcom Taxi air its first episode?

was the George Michael album Faith the Billboard year-end No. 1 album?

did Barry Bonds set a record by hitting 73 home runs in one season?

was the Pulitzer-winning Hemingway work The Old Man and the Sea first published?

did the Gallipoli Campaign begin? The day of the landings is now commemmorated as ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand.

did John Glenn become the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth?

was the general-purpose computer known as ENIAC dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania?

Episode 18 (October 5, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie Dr. Strangelove first released?

did the finale of the ABC television series Lost air?

was Hootie and the Blowfish's album Cracked Rear View the Billboard year-end No. 1 album?

did the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win their only Super Bowl?

was Alice Walker's novel The Color Purple first published?

did Rosa Parks refuse to obey an order to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus, leading to the Montgomery bus boycott?

was the 26th Amendment ratified, giving 18-year-olds the vote?

was Czar Nicholas II of Russia forced to abdicate?

Episode 19 (October 14, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie The Goonies first released?

did the series finale of iCarly air?

was Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road the Billboard year-end No. 1 album?

did Michael Jordan play in his final NBA game?

was Chuck Palahniuk's novel Fight Club first published?

did Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reach the summit of Mount Everest?

did Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin die?

was Thurgood Marshall sworn in as the first African-American Supreme Court justice?

Episode 20 (October 16, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie 12 Angry Men originally released?

did the "Who Shot J.R.?" episode of Dallas originally air?

was Flo Rida's song "Low" the Billboard year-end No. 1 song?

did Tokyo, Japan host the Summer Olympics?

was Stephen King's novel Carrie originally published?

did the Branch Davidians standoff in Waco, Texas take place?

was the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ratified, establishing Prohibition?

did Winston Churchill deliver his famous "Iron Curtain" speech in Fulton, Missouri?

Episode 21 (October 19, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie Titanic first released?

did the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation begin television broadcasting?

did Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100?

did hockey's first Summit Series, between Canada and the USSR, take place?

was Margaret Atwood's book The Handmaid's Tale first published?

did the city of Montréal host the World's Fair?

did the Battle of Vimy Ridge occur?

did the defection of Igor Gouzenko occur, revealing a Soviet spy ring in Canada?

Episode 22 (October 30, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the film Raiders of the Lost Ark first released?

did the first episode of the first televised version of The $64,000 Question first air?

was Tim McGraw's album Live Like You Were Dying the Billboard year-end No. 1 country album?

did Mexico City host the Summer Olympics?

was Alex Haley's novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family first published?

did the famous Battle of Verdun, the longest battle in its war, take place?

did a U.S. President utter the words, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself"?

was Bob Dole the Republican nominee for President of the United States?

Episode 23 (November 2, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the film American Graffiti released?

did the first episode of the television series Two and a Half Men first air?

was Ace of Base's "The Sign" the Billboard year-end No. 1 song?

did LeBron James win his first NBA championship?

was Truman Capote's In Cold Blood first published?

did the Supreme Court rule in Brown v. Board of Education?

was Michael Dukakis the Democratic nominee for President of the United States?

did a nuclear test balloon crash near Roswell, New Mexico, leading to a UFO conspiracy?

Episode 24 (November 6, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the Best Picture Oscar nominee Love Story first released?

did the premiere episode of Sesame Street first air?

was Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet the Billboard year-end No. 1 album?

did Barcelona, Spain host the Summer Olympics?

was Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 first published?

did a Democratic candidate for President most recently lose both the Electoral College and popular vote?

did the FBI obtain its current name, with J. Edgar Hoover as its director?

was the North Atlantic Treaty Organization formed?

Episode 25 (November 9, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the film Jerry Maguire first released?

did the series premiere of The Golden Girls originally air?

was the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack the Billboard year-end No. 1 album?

did the New York Yankees win their first World Series?

was John Green's The Fault in Our Stars first published?

was Joseph McCarthy discredited in the Army-McCarthy hearings?

was the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ratified? (It repealed the 18th.)

did Shirley Chisholm become the first African-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress?

Episode 26 (November 13, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was The Empire Strikes Back first released?

did the first episode of the television series Monty Python's Flying Circus first air in the United Kingdom?

was Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's "Thrift Shop" the Billboard year-end No. 1 song?

did the Jacksonville Jaguars and Carolina Panthers play in their first NFL games?

was Elizabeth Gilbert's book Eat, Pray, Love first published?

did the Sears Tower, now the Willis Tower, open in Chicago?

did news of the success of Jonas Salk's polio vaccine break?

did Harry S. Truman take office as President of the United States?

Episode 27 (November 16, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

did the film Driving Miss Daisy premiere?

did the first season of Survivor air on television?

was The Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band released?

did Secretariat win horse racing's Triple Crown?

was Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises first published?

did Jonathan Larson's Rent premiere on Broadway?

did eight Eastern European countries sign the Warsaw Pact?

did the famous naval battle known as the Battle of Midway occur?

Episode 28 (November 23, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the Disney film Aladdin first released?

did the final episode of The Andy Griffith Show air?

was Michael Jackson's Thriller the Billboard year-end No. 1 album for the first time?

did Hank Aaron surpass Babe Ruth's career home run total?

was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows first published?

was the League of Nations founded?

did Fidel Castro's forces overthrow Fulgencio Batista in Cuba?

did the Battle of Stalingrad begin?

Episode 29 (November 30, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the Disney animated version of Beauty and the Beast first released?

did the series premiere of Miami Vice first air?

was Adele's 21 the Billboard year-end No. 1 album for the first time?

did the Chicago White Sox most recently win a World Series?

was Catch-22 first published?

was San Francisco politician Harvey Milk assassinated?

was the first Time Inc. produced issue of Life magazine, famous for photojournalism, released?

was General Douglas MacArthur relieved from command?

Episode 30 (December 7, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie Rain Man first released?

did the first episode of WKRP in Cincinnati first air?

was The Eminem Show the Billboard year-end No. 1 R&B album?

did the Chicago Blackhawks win their most recent Stanley Cup?

was Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time first published?

did the most recent event known as the Hungarian Revolution take place - this one, an uprising against the Soviets?

was O.J. Simpson acquitted of first-degree murder?

did the Battle of Monte Cassino take place?

Episode 31 (December 14, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the Best Picture Oscar-winning Ben-Hur first released?

did the first episode of The A-Team first air?

did the Taylor Swift song "Blank Space" reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100?

were the Summer Olympics held in Berlin, Germany?

was Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games first published?

did Ronald Reagan receive his first electoral vote for President?

did the Tet Offensive occur?

was the International Space Station launched?

Episode 32 (December 21, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie Brokeback Mountain first released?

did the first episode of the television series MacGyver air?

was the Beach Boys' album Pet Sounds first released?

were the first Winter Olympics held?

was Ernest Hemingway awarded the Nobel Prize in literature?

did the Supreme Court rule in Roe v. Wade?

was the Hubble Space Telescope launched?

did a famous meeting of world leaders known as the Yalta Conference take place?

Episode 33 (December 28, 2017)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie Moneyball first released?

did the first episode of the television series Gilligan's Island first air?

was the Pink Floyd album Dark Side of the Moon first released?

did the "Battle of the Brians," between Brian Orser and Brian Boitano, take place in figure skating at the Winter Olympics?

was Toni Morrison awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature?

did Alaska become a state?

did the website Facebook launch?

did the first Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Oklahoma! debut on Broadway?

Episode 34 (January 4, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the original Jumanji film released?

was the first episode of The Amazing Race first broadcast?

was The Beatles album Abbey Road first released?

did the Boston Red Sox win their most recent World Series?

was J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring first published?

did John Hinckley Jr. attempt to assassinate Ronald Reagan?

were the first Nobel Prizes awarded?

was Apple Computer founded?

Episode 35 (January 8, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie The Sound of Music first released?

did the first episode of Leave It to Beaver air?

was the Eagles' album Hotel California first released?

did Moscow host the Summer Olympics?

was Jan Martell's Life of Pi first published?

was the Treaty of Versailles signed?

did West Germany and East Germany officially reunify?

did India gain its independence?

Episode 36 (January 11, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs first released?

did the first episode of the television series The Jeffersons first air?

was the Bob Dylan album Highway 61 Revisited first released?

did the New York Rangers win their most recent Stanley Cup?

was William Golding's Lord of the Flies first published?

did the only voyage of the RMS Titanic take place?

was Joseph Ratzinger elected Pope, becoming Pope Benedict XVI?

did the first IBM personal computer go on sale?

Episode 37 (January 15, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie American Sniper first released?

did the final episode of the television series All in the Family first air?

was the first Live Aid charity music event held?

did the National Basketball Association adopt the 24-second shot clock?

was Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets first published?

was Pluto first sighted by Clyde Tombaugh?

was the website Twitter launched?

was Richard Nixon first elected President of the United States?

Episode 38 (January 18, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie Amadeus released?

did the first episode of Sex and the City first air?

was Billy Joel's 52nd Street the Billboard year-end No. 1 album?

were the Summer Olympics held in Beijing, China?

was the John Green book Turtles All the Way Down first published?

was the comic strip Peanuts first published?

did the first televised United States Presidential debate take place?

did famed U.S. General George S. Patton die?

Episode 39 (January 25, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the film version of Gone with the Wind first released?

did the FOX Television network begin broadcasting?

did Michael Jackson die?

did a players' strike result in the World Series not being played?

was the Truman Capote work Breakfast at Tiffany's first published?

was the United States Department of Energy established?

did Charles Lindbergh make the first solo non-stop trans-Atlantic flight?

did the failed invasion, known as the Bay of Pigs invasion, take place?

Episode 40 (February 1, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie Marty first released?

did the first episode of the television series The Beverly Hillbillies first air?

was John Lennon assassinated?

did Lou Gehrig give his "luckiest man on the face of the earth" speech?

was Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary first published?

did the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrate upon re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere?

did Spiro Agnew resign as Vice President of the United States?

did the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explode in the Gulf of Mexico?

Episode 41 (February 8, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie Gandhi first released?

did the first episode of The Honeymooners first air?

did George Harrison of The Beatles die?

did Rob Manfred become Commissioner of Baseball?

was Slaughter-house Five, by Kurt Vonnegut, first published?

did the dissolution of the Soviet Union occur?

were the Pentagon Papers first published by The New York Times?

did the famous Dunkirk evacuation take place?

Episode 42 (February 15, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the Disney animated film Alice in Wonderland first released?

did IBM's Watson defeat Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter at Jeopardy!?

was the Coldplay album Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends released?

did Jackie Robinson play in his first Major League Baseball game?

was The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy novel first published?

did the Czech event known as the Prague Spring take place?

was Bill Clinton inaugurated to his second term as President of the United States?

did the musical 42nd Street debut on Braodway?

Episode 43 (February 22, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie The Graduate first released?

did the final episode of the soap opera Guiding Light first air?

was the Alanis Morissette album Jagged Little Pill first released?

did Melbourne, Australia host the Summer Olympics?

was Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club first published?

did the Dumbarton Oaks conference take place, leading to the creation of the United Nations?

did the Shah of Iran leave for exile during the Iranian Revolution?

did the Spanish Civil War begin?

Episode 44 (February 26, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie The King's Speech first released?

did the final episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show first air?

was Garth Brooks's Ropin' the Wind the Billboard year-end No. 1 album?

did LeBron James play in his first NBA game?

was Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange first published?

did Prince Charles marry Lady Diana Spencer?

was the modern Hula Hoop invented, instantly becoming a huge success?

did both Battles of El Alamein take place?

Episode 45 (March 1, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was American actress Jessica Biel born?

did the first episode of the television series The Dick Van Dyke Show first air?

was the Beyoncé album Lemonade first released?

was the first Masters Tournament played in golf at the Augusta National Golf Club?

was the Michael Crichton book Jurassic Park first published?

did the first same-sex marriage law in the world come into effect after Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands sign it into law the previous year?

Occurring nearly 100 years to the day before Rent premiered off-Broadway, in what year did the opera La bohème premiere?

did Margaret Thatcher become the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?

Episode 46 (March 12, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the Best Picture nominated film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers first released?

did the final episode of the television series Cheers first air?

was Susan Boyle's I Dreamed a Dream the Billboard year-end No. 1 album?

were the Winter Olympics held in Sarajevo?

was Cormac McCarthy's The Road first published?

was the Peace Corps founded in the United States?

did the musical Kiss Me, Kate debut on Broadway?

did the war-ending event known as the Fall of Saigon take place?

Episode 47 (March 15, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was Ace Ventura: Pet Detective first released?

did the first episode of the television series Green Acres first air?

was the Bangles album Everything first released, featuring the smash hit "Eternal Flame"?

did Wayne Gretzky play in his first National Hockey League game?

was Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita first published?

was NATO founded?

was the website Wikipedia launched?

was the Statute of Westminster passed, granting legislative independence to many Dominions of the British Empire?

Episode 48 (March 22, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the Best Picture winning film Chariots of Fire first released?

was Alex Trebek born?

was "Sugar, Sugar" by The Archies the Billboard year-end No. 1 song?

did the Atlanta Braves most recently win a World Series?

was the Stephenie Meyer novel Eclipse first published?

did New Mexico and Arizona become the 47th and 48th states of the United States?

was Microsoft founded?

did a Republican most recently lose the popular vote in the United States presidential election?

Episode 49 (March 29, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the film Apollo 13 released?

did Elvis Presley make his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show?

was Carrie Underwood's debut album, Some Hearts, first released?

did the Baltimore Orioles most recently win a World Series?

was Jesse Andrews's book, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, first published?

did Christiaan Barnard perform the world's first successful human-to-human heart transplant?

did The Chicago Tribune erroneously run a headline reading "Dewey Defeats Truman"?

did the Apollo 13 lunar mission take place?

Episode 50 (April 1, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

Andy Summers is part of the rock group The Police. In what year was The Police's "Every Breath You Take" released?

did the Amos & Andy show debut on radio?

did Andy Warhol originally paint his Campbell's Soup Cans work of art?

did Late Night with Conan O'Brien debut, which featured his sidekick, Andy Richter?

Pop music singer known for singing "Moon River," Andy Williams sang in Super Bowl VII, which occurred in what year?

did Andy Rooney deliver his final segment on 60 Minutes?

Andy Lassner is executive producer on Ellen DeGeneres's talk show, and is featured being scared quite a bit on that program. In what year did Ellen DeGeneres's talk show begin?

Andi is a town in Estonia. In what year did Estonia declare its independence?

Episode 51 (April 5, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the Harrison Ford movie The Fugitive first released?

did the first episode of Mike and Molly first air?

was the Chicago hit song "25 or 6 to 4" first released?

did the Chicago Bears win their first Super Bowl? (the year the game took place)

did author Ernest Hemingway die?

did the Chicago-hosted Century of Progress World's Fair open?

did the disaster known as the Great Chicago Fire take place?

did Chicago's Millennium Park open?

Episode 52 (April 12, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey first released?

did John Carpenter win $1,000,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

was Led Zeppelin's fourth album, commonly titled Led Zeppelin IV, first released? It's one of the top-selling music albums of all time.

did the sports franchise now known as the Los Angeles Angels win their only World Series?

was Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince first published?

did the industrial accident, a gas leak at the Bhopal, India Union Carbide pesticide plant take place?

did the Ford Motor Company first unveil the Edsel?

did Mohandas Gandhi lead what is now known as the Salt March?

Episode 53 (April 16, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the film Lost in Translation first released?

did the final episode of the television series The Dukes of Hazzard first air?

was "Hey, Jude" by The Beatles the year-end Billboard number-one song?

did the Cleveland Indians most recently win a World Series?

was the novel The English Patient first published?

did South Sudan declare its independence?

did the AFL-CIO union merger take place?

did Nelson Rockefeller become Vice President of the United States?

Episode 54 (April 19, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the film Million Dollar Baby first released?

did the Today show debut on NBC?

was the Backstreet Boys' Millennium the Billboard year-end No. 1 album?

did the San Antonio Spurs win their most recent NBA championship?

was S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders first published?

did the Rubik's Cube debut at the International Toy Fair?

did Franklin Roosevelt begin his final term as U.S. President?

did Apollo 17 become the last manned lunar mission to date?

Episode 55 (April 23, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the James Bond film You Only Live Twice first released?

did the first episode of the TV series NCIS first air?

was a movie soundtrack most recently the year-end Billboard No. 1 album?

did a Canadian National Hockey League franchise most recently win the Stanley Cup?

was George Orwell's Animal Farm first published?

was American Henry Kissinger awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?

did The Phantom of the Opera open in London's West End?

did Ghana declare independence from Great Britain? It was one of the first sub-Saharan independent African countries.

Episode 56 (April 26, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the Disney animated film 101 Dalmatians first released?

did the television series Full House air its final episode?

was the REO Speedwagon album High Infidelity the Billboard year-end No. 1 album?

did the Washington Capitals play in their first National Hockey League game?

was Veronica Roth's Divergent first published?

did Hawaii enter the Union?

was the International Space Station occupied for the first time?

was the Ferrari 125S, the first car bearing the Ferrari name, first produced?

Episode 57 (April 30, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the Disney animated film Bambi first released?

did the first episode of the TV series How I Met Your Mother first air?

did Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper die in a plane crash?

did the American League and National League split into two divisions each, East and West? (first year of play with two divisions per league)

was Judy Blume's Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret first published?

was social media app Instagram first launched?

was famous arcade game Pac-Man first released?

did Hurricane Andrew cause $26 billion of damage to Florida and the U.S Gulf Coast?

Episode 58 (May 3, 2018)
Listener-submitted by Matt Carberry.

IN WHAT YEAR…

did Brown alumna Emma Watson graduate with a BA in English literature?

did Columbia alumnus Lou Gehrig play the first of 2,130 consecutive Major League Baseball games?

did Cornell alumna Ruth Bader Ginsburg join the U.S. Supreme Court?

was Dartmouth alumna Kirsten Gillibrand appointed to the United States Senate, representing New York?

did Harvard Medical School first admit women?

did President Donald Trump graduate from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business?

did Princeton alumnus and president emeritus Woodrow Wilson become the 28th President of the United States?

was the movie Taxi Driver released, featuring Yale alumna Jodie Foster in her breakout role?

Episode 59 (May 7, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the film The French Connection first released?

was KJ Apa, star of the television series Riverdale, born?

was +, Ed Sheeran's debut studio album, first released?

was the first WrestleMania held?

was the Stephenie Meyer novel Breaking Dawn first published?

were the Dead Sea Scrolls discovered?

was the Gemini 5 space mission, where Ed White became the first American to walk in space?

was the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA first announced?

Episode 60 (May 10, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

is the 1982 film Blade Runner set?

does Ted Mosby talk to his children in the television series How I Met Your Mother?

was Shania Twain's Up! the Billboard year-end No. 1 country album?

did the city of Los Angeles most recently host an Olympic Games?

was Lois Lowry's The Giver first published?

was NASA's Voyager 1 space probe first launched?

are U.S. Senators elected in 2016 next up for re-election?

did the United States Congress pass the Gulf of Tonkin resolution?

Trivial Warfare, Episode 167 (May 14, 2018)

(Half-game of CtL played as part of "The Trivialympics.")

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie Django Unchained first released?

did CNN begin broadcasting?

was Britney Spears's album …Baby One More Time first released?

did Rome, Italy host the Summer Olympics?

was Neil Gaiman's American Gods first published?

was Mount Rushmore completed?

was the video game system now known as the Atari 2600 first released?

did Diners Club first issue what were essentially the first credit cards?

Episode 61 (May 15, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the film Bridget Jones's Diary first released?

did the first episode of the television series Baywatch first air?

was Elton John's album Rock of the Westies first released?

did Michael Jordan win his final NBA championship?

was J.K. Rowling's work The Casual Vacancy first published?

did the Battle of Iwo Jima take place?

did the Watts riots take place in Los Angeles, California?

did Joseph Stalin die?

Episode 62 (May 17, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie The Sting first released?

did the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race originally air?

was John Lennon born?

did Mark McGwire hit 70 home runs?

was Star Quest, Dean Koontz's first novel, first published?

did James Comey become Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation?

did the USA Today newspaper first publish?

did Ray Kroc begin operating his first McDonald's restaurant?

Episode 63 (May 21, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the film Pinocchio first released?

did the first episode of the television series Star Trek first air?

was the massively selling Led Zeppelin album Physical Graffiti first released?

will the Summer Olympics next be held in North America?

was Tom Clancy's novel Patriot Games first published?

was Nelson Mandela elected President of South Africa?

was Saddam Hussein executed?

was Earl Warren named Chief Justice of the United States, serving for over fifteen years?

Episode 64 (May 24, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie Quiz Show first released?

was Pat Sajak born?

did Wink Martindale have a hit song with his recording of "Deck of Cards"?

did Michael Strahan play in his final National Football League game?

was the novel The Running Man first published?

was the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco completed?

did famous game show host Monty Hall die?

did Caesars Palace open in Las Vegas? It served as the taping location for the game show Caesars Challenge.

Episode 65 (May 29, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the film Inglourious Basterds first released?

did the first episode of the television series Roseanne first air?

did the Sex Pistols release the song "God Save the Queen"?

did the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants play their first games in California?

was Sinclair Lewis's It Can't Happen Here first published?

did Lech Walesa become President of Poland?

was Benito Mussolini executed?

was Nelson Mandela sent to Robben Island for imprisonment?

Episode 66 (May 31, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie The Full Monty first released?

did the final episode of The Sopranos first air?

was the Adele album 25 released?

was the famous sports arena known as the Boston Garden demolished?

was George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-four first published?

did the Concorde make its maiden flight, although it did not begin commercial flights until much later?

did Francisco Franco of Spain die?

did Winston Churchill retire as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?

Episode 67 (June 4, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie Slumdog Millionaire first released?

did the first episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show first air?

was the triple platinum Run-DMC album Raising Hell first released?

did Helsinki, Finland host the Summer Olympics?

was Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give first published?

did the U.S. House of Representatives most recently impeach a sitting President?

did the Stonewall riots take place in New York City?

was Leon Trotsky assassinated?

Episode 68 (June 7, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the film Terms of Endearment first released?

did the first episode of Iron Chef America first air?

was the Kanye West album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy first released?

is Qatar scheduled to host the FIFA World Cup?

was Arundhati Roy’s Booker Prize-winning novel The God of Small Things first published?

did Richard Nixon receive a Presidential pardon?

was the first Toyota car, the Toyota Standard Sedan, first built?

was the civil rights organization known as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference founded?

Episode 69 (June 11, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie The Revenant first released?

did the first episode of the television series Will & Grace first air?

was Meat Loaf's album Bat Out of Hell first released?

did boxer Rocky Marciano announce his retirement, finishing his career 49-0?

was Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude first published in his native Spanish?

was Lloyd Bentsen the Democratic nominee for Vice President of the United States?

was the radioactive element plutonium first discovered and isolated?

did Canada's easternmost province officially change its name to Newfoundland and Labrador?

Episode 70 (June 14, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was Harry Potter born?

did Cal Ripken Jr.'s streak of 2,632 consecutive games played come to an end?

did Beyoncé release her debut studio album, Dangerously in Love?

did the original Broadway production of West Side Story debut?

did the original Ocean's Eleven film come out in theaters?

did Art Fleming last host an episode of Jeopardy!?

did a city host the Olympic Games for the third time, which has only happened once?

was Winnie the Pooh originally published?

Episode 71 (June 18, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the Best Picture Oscar winner The Best Years of Our Lives first released?

did the final episode of The Beverly Hillbillies first air?

was the Backstreet Boys' self-titled debut album first released?

was the Stanley Cup most recently not awarded?

was Stephen King's The Outsider first published?

did the USSR make Laika the first dog in orbit on Sputnik 2?

was the first Apple Macintosh computer sold?

was the 24th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ratified, barring poll taxes in national elections?

Episode 72 (June 21, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the film The Hurt Locker first released?

did the television channel MTV first broadcast? (In the parlance of Archer, that's "M" as in "Mancy," not "N" as in "Nancy.")

was Gotye and Kimbra's "Somebody That I Used to Know" the Billboard year-end No. 1 song?

did Maurice "Rocket" Richard become the first NHL player to score fifty goals in a season?

was Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged first published?

was the CN Tower in Toronto completed?

did Croatia, Macedonia, and Slovenia become independent from the former Yugoslavia?

was OPEC founded in Baghdad, Iraq?

Episode 73 (June 25, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the film Oliver! first released?

did the debut episode of Laverne & Shirley first air?

did the Men Without Hats song "The Safety Dance" chart on the Billboard Hot 100 year-end chart?

did the Los Angeles Kings win their most recent Stanley Cup?

was Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code first published?

did Swanson first introduce its TV dinner frozen meals?

was Google founded?

was the Empire State Building completed?

Episode 74 (June 28, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie Fargo first released?

did the first episode of the TV show ALF first air?

was the OutKast album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below first released? It featured the hit song "Hey Ya!"

did the first Formula One World Championship race take place? It took place in England.

was Karen M. McManus's One of Us Is Lying first published?

did famous bandleader Glenn Miller disappear while en route to Paris?

was the video recording standard known as VHS first released?

did the first Wal-Mart store open in Rogers, Arkansas?

Episode 75 (July 2, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the Best Picture Oscar-winning film Gigi first released?

did HBO begin broadcasting?

did Band Aid first release "Do They Know It's Christmas?" as a charity single?

did the New York Yankees win their most recent World Series?

was John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men first published?

did ZIP Codes begin to be used by the U.S. Postal Service?

was eBay founded?

was the Pentagon building dedicated?

Episode 76 (July 5, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the Best Picture Oscar-winning On the Waterfront first released?

did the first episode of the American television series The Voice first air?

was Graceland opened to the public as an attraction?

did Brazil win its most recent FIFA World Cup?

was Ralph Nader's book Unsafe at Any Speed first published?

did the Garfield comic strip debut in U.S. newspapers?

did Jacques Cousteau and Émile Gagnan patent the Aqua-Lung?

did Intel introduce the Pentium microprocessor?

Episode 77 (July 9, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the film National Velvet, Elizabeth Taylor's breakthrough role, first released?

did the first episode of the TV series Big Brother first air?

was the John Mellencamp song "Jack & Diane" first released?

did Atlanta, Georgia host the Summer Olympics?

was the Stephen King novel Doctor Sleep first published?

was the programming language BASIC first released?

did the Sony Walkman first go on sale in Japan?

did the Suez Crisis occur after Egypt nationalized the Suez Canal?

Episode 78 (July 12, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie Toy Story first released?

did the final episode of I Love Lucy first air?

was The Beatles' album Revolver first released?

did Seoul, South Korea host the Summer Olympics?

was Suzanne Collins's book Catching Fire first published?

did the United States celebrate the Bicentennial?

was Al Capone convicted of tax evasion?

did chemist Earl Tupper create Tupperware?

Episode 79 (July 16, 2018)
Listener-submitted by Tristan Bauer.

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the film The Princess Bride first released?

did the original version of the game show Concentration air its very first episode?

was Beyoncé's "Irreplaceable" the Billboard year-end No. 1 song?

did Mark Spitz win a then-record seven gold medals in the Summer Olympics?

was R. J. Palacio's Wonder first published?

was James Buchanan inaugurated as President of the United States?

is Halley's Comet projected to next pass near earth?

was the original Sony PlayStation released in North America?

Episode 80 (July 19, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the novel Casino Royale first published?

was the Charles K. Feldman film Casino Royale, produced by Columbia Pictures, first released?

was the Eon Productions film Casino Royale first released?

was the Eon Productions film Moonraker first released?

was the Eon Productions film Tomorrow Never Dies first released?

was the Eon Productions film Spectre first released?

was the Warner Bros. film Never Say Never Again first released?

was Ian Fleming born?

Episode 81 (July 23, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the Best Picture Oscar-winning Chicago first released?

did the first episode of the original version of the television series Knight Rider first air?

was The Rolling Stones' album Exile on Main Street first released?

are the Summer Olympics scheduled to be held in Paris, France?

was Alexandra Bracken's book The Darkest Minds first released?

was the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ratified, setting term limits on the U.S. Presidency?

did the Oklahoma City bombing take place, the worst domestic terrorist event in U.S. history?

was Warren Burger appointed Chief Justice of the United States?

Episode 82 (July 26, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre first released?

did the first episode of the TV series Kojak first air?

was Cream's final album, Goodbye first released; it featured the track "Badge" on Side Two?

did the University of Wisconsin Badgers most recently reach the NCAA Men's Final Four in basketball?

was C. S. Lewis' Prince Caspian first published (a work featuring the badger Trufflehunter)?

was General Isaac Brock killed at Queenston in Upper Canada?

was the website Sporcle launched?

was the Boy Scouts of America founded?

Episode 83 (July 30, 2018)
Questions 1-7 listener-submitted by Jeffrey Rivett.

IN WHAT YEAR…

was Denzel Washington awarded the Oscar for Best Actor for Training Day?

did the first episode of the television series M*A*S*H first air?

did AC/DC release the album Back in Black?

did the University of Oregon win the first NCAA men's basketball national championship tournament?

was Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique first published?

was Dolly the Sheep cloned?

was the first Chevrolet Bel Air released?

was the transistor invented at Bell Labs?

Episode 84 (August 3, 2018)
Listener-submitted - mostly - by Tristan Bauer.

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the film The Hunt for Red October first released?

did The Real Housewives of Orange County premiere? It was the first in that franchise.

was "The Yellow Rose of Texas" a Billboard No. 1 hit for Mitch Miller?

did the Boston Red Sox paint the wall green, turning it into the "Green Monster"?

was Dr. Seuss's One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish first published?

did the Indigo Girls release their first album, Strange Fire?

did the Pantone Color Institute pick ultraviolet its Color of the Year?

was the Rainbow Flag, also known as the Gay Pride Flag, first flown in San Francisco?

Episode 85 (August 6, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the film Apocalypse Now first released?

did the first episode of Rick and Morty first air?

was Radiohead's debut album, Pablo Honey, first released?

did the United States most recently win the Olympic gold medal in men's ice hockey?

was James Dashner's novel The Maze Runner first published?

was Richard Nixon first inaugurated as Vice President of the United States?

did Richard T. James invent the Slinky?

did the United States Congress enact Medicare by amending the Social Security Act?

Episode 86 (August 9, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was Clint Eastwood born?

did the first stand-alone episode of The Simpsons first air?

did The Jackson 5 reach No. 1 (on the Billboard Hot 100) with "ABC"?

did England host the FIFA World Cup?

did Shakespeare's Globe Theatre re-open?

did the state of Ohio celebrate its bicentennial?

was current Vice President Mike Pence born?

did a team of Russian and American scientists announce the discovery of what is now known as tennessine?

Episode 87 (August 13, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie Unforgiven first released?

did the final episode of the original run of 156 episodes of The Twilight Zone first air?

did Elton John first have a No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100?

of Wayne Gretzky's first ten seasons in the National Hockey League, did he not win the Hart Trophy for Most Valuable Player?

was Stephenie Meyer's book New Moon first published?

did the U.S. state of California celebrate its centennial?

was the Higgs boson discovered at CERN?

did a famous battle known as the Battle of Maastricht take place?

Episode 88 (August 16, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the film Hello, Dolly! first released?

did Alex Trebek first host a televised episode of Jeopardy!?

did the soundtrack to Mamma Mia! reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart?

did Chick Anderson utter "he's moving like a tremendous machine!" in reference to Secretariat?

was Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! first published?

did General McAuliffe reply "NUTS!" during the Siege of Bastogne?

was Yahoo! founded?

did Jeb Bush use an exclamation point in his campaign logo when running for President?

Episode 89 (August 20, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

did Marilyn Monroe die?

did the game show The $10,000 Pyramid debut?

was Aretha Franklin's debut album Songs of Faith first released?

were the Winter Olympics most recently held in Japan?

was Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game first published?

did Arizona and New Mexico celebrate their centennial?

did Google launch Gmail?

did Israel declare its independence?

Episode 90 (August 23, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the Best Picture Oscar-nominated movie All the President's Men first released?

did the first episode if The X-Files first air?

was Rihanna's hit song "Umbrella" first released?

did the NBA's Kansas City Kings move to Sacramento, California?

was Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men first published?

did James Meredith become the first black student to enroll at the University of Mississippi?

did Nelson Mandela die?

was a 49-star American flag first officially flown?

Episode 91 (August 27, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was actor Will Smith born?

did the first episode of the television series Shark Tank air? It's the American version of the international Dragon's Den series of programs.

were The Rolling Stones inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

was the European Cup renamed the UEFA Champions League?

did author George Orwell die?

was Doctors Without Borders (Médécins Sans Frontieres) founded?

was the element known as curium first intentionally synthesized?

did Amelia Earhart become the first lady to fly solo across the Atlantic?

Episode 92 (August 30, 2018)
Listener-submitted by Tristan Bauer.

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the film Rosemary's Baby first released?

did the famous I Love Lucy episode "Lucy Goes to the Hospital" first air, where Lucy gave birth to a baby boy?

was the Justin Bieber song "Baby" first released?

did Babe Ruth play in his final Major League Baseball game?

was the first What to Expect When You're Expecting book originally published?

did Beanie Babies first launch?

did "Octomom," Natalie Suleman, successfully give birth to octuplets?

did Gerber start using its famous "Gerber Baby" in advertisements?

Episode 93 (September 3, 2018)
Listener-submitted by Tristan Bauer.

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the Best Picture Oscar-nominated film The Maltese Falcon first released?

did the premiere episode of 60 Minutes first air?

did Omi's "Cheerleader" hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100?

did the Dallas Cowboys win their most recent Super Bowl?

was the book Anne of Green Gables first released?

did the website MySpace launch?

did baby Jessica McClure famously get rescued from a well?

did Walt Disney World open in Florida?

Episode 94 (September 6, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was Close Encounters of the Third Kind first released?

did the series premiere of Undercover Boss first air?

was the Santana song "Smooth" first released?

did Major League Baseball's Orioles play their first game in Baltimore after moving from St. Louis?

was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire first published?

was the Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated?

was Spider-Man first introduced in the comics?

did the Berlin Airlift begin?

Episode 95 (September 10, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie The Exorcist first released?

did the first episode of the TV series Lost first air?

was Ariana Grande born?

did the New York Mets win their most recent World Series?

was Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory first published?

did the Pennsylvania Turnpike open as the first long distance limited-access highway in the United States?

did King George VI of the United Kingdom die?

did the Golden Gate Bridge open?

Episode 96 (September 17, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the movie Chinatown first released?

were the Primetime Emmy Awards first awarded?

was the Eminem album The Slim Shady LP first released?

did Wilt Chamberlain score 100 points in a single NBA game?

was the book Ready Player One first published?

was the first iPod released?

did Sally Ride become the first American woman in space?

was the foreign policy stance known as the Eisenhower Doctrine announced?

Season 2

Episode 1 (October 22, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the Best Picture Oscar-winning film Crash first released?

did the first episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show first air?

was the smash hit Garth Brooks album No Fences first released?

did the Philadelphia Flyers play in their first NHL game?

was John Steinbeck's East of Eden first published?

was the 200th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party celebrated?

did the Republic of China's government move to Taiwan after the Chinese Civil War?

did Ireland amend its constitution to permit abortions after a referendum?

Episode 2 (November 26, 2018)
Listener-submitted by Adam Holquist.

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the film Spartacus first released?

did the first episode of the television series Saved by the Bell first air?

did Hank Williams Sr. release his debut single?

did Lake Placid, New York first host the Winter Olympics?

was Kathryn Stockett's novel The Help first published?

did the United Kingdom return control of Hong Kong to China?

was Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau born?

did Morocco and Tunisia gain their independence from France?

Episode 3 (November 29, 2018)
Listener-submitted by Tristan Bauer.

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, starring Angelina Jolie, first released?

did the game show Video Village debut? This show had people playing on a board game.

was the novelty hit song "Pac-Man Fever" first released?

was the first NBA Jam game released?

was the first Choose Your Own Adventure book, The Cave of Time, originally published?

was Erno Rubik, inventor of the Rubik's Cube, born?

did Wham-O sell the first toy known as a Frisbee?

was the game Pokémon Go released, becoming a social media phenomenon?

Episode 4 (December 3, 2018)
Listener-submitted by Tristan Bauer.

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the film 127 Hours released in the United States?

did the original version of The $100,000 Pyramid first debut?

did the Crystal Waters song "100% Pure Love" first chart on the Billboard Hot 100?

did Usain Bolt set the current world record in the 100 meter dash?

was the book The Hundred and One Dalmatians first published?

did Colorado celebrate its 100th anniversary of becoming a state?

did Nestlé trademark the candy bar known as the 100 Grand Bar (formerly the $100,000 Bar)?

will Queen Elizabeth II celebrate her 100th birthday?

Episode 5 (December 6, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the film The Bridge on the River Kwai first released?

did the debut episode of The Dukes of Hazzard first air?

was Fergie's single "London Bridge" first released?

did the Bay Bridge World Series between Oakland and San Francisco take place?

was the book The Bridges of Madison County first published?

was the actor Jeff Bridges born?

did the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City open to traffic?

was the American Contract Bridge League founded, twelve years after Harold Vanderbilt published the first rule set to contract bridge?

Episode 6 (December 10, 2018)

IN WHAT YEAR…

was the film Die Hard first released?

did The Hallmark Channel begin broadcasting?

did Mariah Carey first release "All I Want for Christmas Is You"?

did the most recent NBA lockout take place?

did Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol celebrate the 100th anniversary of its publication?

did Apollo 8 orbit the Moon?

was the Mr. Potato Head toy first released?

did the Soviet Union invade Afghanistan?

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