TRIVIA FOR FUN 5

The BEATLES won a GRAMMY in 1964 for “BEST NEW ARTIST“.

The BEATLES’s movie HELP was originally titled “Eight arms to hold you”.

The BEATLES played Shea Stadium in New York City on August 15, 1965 playing for 35 minutes and sang 12 songs in front of 56,000 fans. They were paid $160,000.

The BEATLES movie “A Hard Day’s Night” won TWO Academy Awards.

The BEATLES gave The ROLLING STONES their first hit single “I WANNA BE YOUR MAN”.

Before he was a BEATLE, JOHN LENNON was the leader of the group called THE QUARRYMEN, named after The QUARRY BANK GRAMMAR SCHOOL located in Woolton, England.

BRIAN JONES of The ROLLING STONES plays sax on The BEATLES’ single “Baby You’re a Rich Man”.

Sixteen year old Jane Chester posed for the “Columbia Pictures” LOGO called the PROUD LADY.

In 1982, seven books by Jim Davis about GARFIELD were on the New York Times best-sellers list at the same time.

The Kings in a deck of cards are named: Alexander, Caesar, Charles and David.

In 1995, BLUE replaced TAN in the standard package of M&M candies. Blue was the overwhelming choice in a vote taken by MARS, Inc. The runner-up colors were purple and pink.

Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all died at the age of 27.

There were 15 STRIPES on the official AMERICAN FLAG before Congress passed a law forever setting the number to 13. The number had increased to 15 in 1795 to include Kentucky and Vermont. Since more and more states were joining the Union, the number of stripes was reduced to 13 as of July 4, 1818 to represent the ORIGINAL 13 STATES.

GEORGE WASHINGTON was the FIRST President of the United States to have an “INAUGURAL BALL”. It was held in New York City, NY on May 7, 1789.

The first building erected by the Federal Government in Washington, DC was the EXECUTIVE MANSION which would later be known as the WHITE HOUSE. It was first occupied in 1800 by JOHN ADAMS.

Hands Across America took place in 1986. It was 4,150 miles long.

The Presidential Retreat in Maryland was originally called “Shangri-La”. It was renamed “CAMP DAVID” by President Eisenhower in 1953 for his grandson.

The HALL of FAME for “GREAT AMERICANS” is located on the grounds of New York University in New York City.

So far, GENE AUTRY is the only entertainer to have FIVE STARS on Hollywood’s “Walk of Fame”…one in each of the “Walks” five categories of FILM, TV, RECORDING, RADIO and THEATER.

Helium is named after the Greek word for “sun”.

The modern hamburger on a bun got it’s start at the ST. Louis World’s Fair in 1904.

HOWDY DOODY has a twin BROTHER named DOUBLE Doody and a SISTER named HEIDY Doody.

To insure a worldwide audience, ALFRED HITCHCOCK filmed his opening and closing remarks in English, French and German. He also drew the famous profile of himself that he steps into before each episode of ALFRED HITCHOCK PRESENTS.

The plastic on the end of a shoelace is called an AGLET.

In Italian: “MAFIA” means “BEAUTY, EXCELLENCE and BRAVERY”; “COSA NOSTRA” means “OUR THING”.

The word “Highjack” originated during prohibition. When a truck of illegal liquor was taken, the gunman would say “HIGH, JACK”, indicating how the driver should raise his hands.

TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA is the unnatural fear of the number “13”.

“ROSEBUD” was CITIZEN KANE’S last word on his deathbead in the movie Citizen Kane made in 1941. ROSEBUD was a SLED he had as a child and the frame of the story of the movie was searching for the meaning his last word.

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