How much do you remember about the “good old days?” Take this quiz and find out! (Answers follow quiz.)

1. What year was it?

“Gunsmoke” begins a 20-year run
“The Lawrence Welk Show” premieres
Ray Kroc gives us McDonald\’s
Walt Disney opens Disneyland

2. Whose was the first Presidential Inauguration to be televised nationwide?

2. Whose was the first Presidential Inauguration to be televised nationwide?

3. James Dean met his death in a fatal auto crash. What kind of car was he driving?

4. Which cartoon character was “Always in and out of trouble, but mostly always in”?

5. Sidney Poitier was the first African-American to win the best-actor Oscar. In which film did he star?

6. Who was the host of the Twilight Zone?

7. What year was it?

Dominos delivers its first pizza
First-class mail is 5 cents
Patsy Cline dies in a plane crash
Weight Watchers is founded

8. Which movie gave us this great line “I\’m mad as hell and I\’m not going to take this anymore”?

9. Who was the first Surgeon General to denounce smoking?

10. In which state is Three Mile Island located?

11. Zip codes, instant replay, and touch-tone phones arrived in which year?

12. What is Ringo Starr\’s real name?

13. Who was the adult male Dennis the Menace continually annoyed?

14. What does Wonder Bread do for you?

15. Name the male and female stars of Love Story and the author of the book.

16. Who wrote The Feminine Mystique?

17. Name the first centerfold in Playgirl magazine.

18. Who wrote Catcher in the Rye and name the main character?

19. Who wrote Unsafe at Any Speed and which car was targeted?

20. Name the two fighters involved in the historic “Rumble in the Jungle.”

Answers to Boomer Quiz:

1. 1955
2. Harry Truman (1949)
3. Porsche
4. Little Lulu
5. Lilies of the Field
6. Rod Serling
7. 1963
8. Network
9. Everett Koop
10. PA
11. 1963
12. Richard Starkey
13. Mr. Wilson
14. Builds strong bodies 12 ways
15. Ali McGraw, Ryan O\’Neal, Eric Segal
16. Betty Friedan
17. Burt Reynolds
18. JD Salinger, Holden Caulfield
19. Ralph Nader, The Corvair
20. Muhammad Ali and George Foreman

Jan Cullinane is the co-author of The New Retirement: The Ultimate Guide to the Rest of Your Life (Rodale, 2007). She gives seminars on the (primarily) non-financial aspects of retirement through her company, "Retirement Living from A to Z."