Did these things happen in 1955 or 1975?

Was this when Happy Days was set… or when Happy Days aired?

Happy Days was the hottest new sitcom of the 1974-75 television season. Of course, with its drive-ins, tail-fins, letterman jackets and the Fonz, the hit show sparked nostalgia for the 1950s. 

The series begins around 1955 in Milwaukee… and became a pop culture phenomenon in 1975. 

That got us wondering — can you tell the two eras apart? Guess if these things happened in 1955 or 1975!

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  1. The first wireless television remote control is introduced by Zenith.
  2. Frankie Valli hits No. 1 on the charts with his song "My Eyes Adored You."
  3. Puppeteer Jim Henson introduces his "Muppets" to television on the show 'Sam and Friends.'
    Image: The Everett Collection
  4. Kellogg's Special K cereal first hits store shelves.
  5. Bubble Yum gum is introduced to the market.
  6. Elizabeth Montgomery — best known as Samantha on 'Bewitched' — makes her big-screen debut in the movie 'The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell.'
    Image: Olive Films
  7. Tennessee Ernie Ford spends six weeks at No. 1 on the charts with his tune "Sixteen Tons."
  8. The first-ever sports bra, the "Free Swing Tennis Bra," is introduced.
    Image: Wikimedia Commons
  9. Marvel introduces the superhero character "Storm" to its comic books.
    Image: 20th Century Fox
  10. The game show 'Wheel of Fortune' makes its television debut.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  11. E.L. Doctorow's nostalgic novel 'Ragtime' is a publishing sensation, spending 13 weeks as a No. 1 bestseller.
    Image: Random House
  12. The polio vaccine is introduced.
  13. Captain Kangaroo makes his debut on television.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  14. Country Time Lemonade is first sold in stores.

Did these things happen in 1955 or 1975?

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CaptainDunsel 7 months ago
I remember the old TV remotes. They used sound, not electronics. Pushing a button tripped a hammer mechanism against a metal bar, sort of like one half of a tuning fork. Four different bars produced four different tones for up and down on channel and volume.
kimmer 9 months ago
11/14....Hmmmmm....gotta love my era trivia!!!
EllisClevenger 9 months ago
You got 14 out of 14
Did you score an "Aaaaayyyyy!"?
AnitaSeekford 10 months ago
The question about Frankie Valli I knew that one,because my sister wouldn't shut up about that STUPID song. I still hate it!!!!
mcfarlanejb 10 months ago
13/14–missed the one about Ragtime, never heard of it!
RobertK 10 months ago
11/14. Again, I sped through the questions too fast.. Interesting though, there were a few surprises, the Muppets and the TV remote threw me off. Well put together and another fun quiz!!
Dario 10 months ago
13 out of 14! I missed the first question. 😀😀😀😀😀
Voyage_Lover_32 10 months ago
12/14 not bad since I don't know to much about back then!
JERRY6 10 months ago
10 of 14 AAAAAAyyyyy , really bad should have done better
BrentwoodJon 10 months ago
I thought Frankie Valli died in a plane crash in the 50's
I never listen to bubblegum.
The rest EZ
GregLemieux 10 months ago
14/14. I just thought "Did I remember seeing this already when I was a kid?" and it worked.
KarlaDyhouse 10 months ago
Pretty sad when you remember when Bubble Yum and Country Time came out gives my age away lol

MaryAnn KarlaDyhouse 10 months ago
We’re not so old, Karla! 😉
SashaPayneDiaz 10 months ago
11/14 The Muppets, the gum & the book got me.
Randall 10 months ago
The Muppets started as stars of commercials in the late 50s early 60s Rolf the dog was the first muppet Early tv remotes were ultrasonic sometimes a dog jingling his tag would turn sets on and off around 1976 Magnavox introduced the first infared remote Lenard Nimoy was in the add my uncle owned a TV shop that's how I know this
kevopilis 10 months ago
Muppets... 1955? I suppose, I was born in '64, seems more like a '70's thing, I missed the book question
as well.
Captain Kangaroo...I had a teacher that looked like him, one day someone wrote "captain kangaroo"
on the chalkboard before he came in, he looked at it and said, "if I erase that, it'll be admitting I look
like captain kangaroo.
I guessed the remote, it just looked more 50's
Lacey kevopilis 10 months ago
Muppet characters were on TV as guest stars for over twenty years before "The Muppet Show."
rikkirat Lacey 10 months ago
Rowlf the dog was on the Jimmy Dean show, on ABC, back in the early to mid 60’s. Used enjoy the Rowlf and Jimmy Skits.
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