Trivia Minute Update: May 2, 2017

We’ll start off with a question: The maiden flight of the De Havilland Comet, the first jet airliner, traveled between which two cities?

We’ll have the answer later in the show.

Today is Flag Day in Poland, National Education Day in Indonesia, and Teachers’ Day in Iran.

It’s unofficially National Play Your Ukulele Day, International Scurvy Awareness Day and World Asthma Day.

It’s the birthday of Catherine the Great, who was born in 1729; singer Engelbert Humperdinck, who is 81; and soccer star David Beckham, who is 42.

Now, we’ll spin the wheel to pick a year at random.

This week in 1988, the top song in the U.S. was “Wishing Well” by Terence Trent D’Arby.

The No. 1 movie was “Colors,” while the novel “The Icarus Agenda” by Robert Ludlum topped the New York Times Bestsellers list.

Earlier we asked: Between which two cities was the maiden flight of the first jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet ?

Weekly question: What is the official name of Amtrak?

Submit your answer at triviapeople.com/test and we’ll add the name of the person with the first correct answer to our winner’s wall … at triviapeople.com. We’ll have the correct answer on Friday’s episode.

 

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Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_2

https://www.checkiday.com/5/2/2017

http://www.biography.com/people/groups/born-on-may-02

http://www.bobborst.com/popculture/numberonesongs/?chart=us&m=5&d=2&y=1960&o=

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_1988_box_office_number-one_films_in_the_United_States

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_York_Times_Fiction_Best_Sellers_of_1988

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