100 Years ... 100 Headlines

Random History or century Quiz

Can you name the year of each of these actual newspaper headlines (20th century only)?

Quiz not verified by Sporcle

How to Play
Score 0/100 Timer 15:00
Kennedy Orders Blockade of Cuba
Dillinger Slain in Chicago; Shot Dead by Federal Men in Front of Movie Theatre
Earthquake and Fire: San Francisco in Ruins
U.S. Forces Out of Vietnam; Hanoi Frees the Last P.O.W.
White Star Liner Strikes Iceberg on Maiden Trip
Reds’ Night Game Draws 25,000 Fans; First Under Lights in Major Leagues
Death Captures Crown of Rock and Roll
Communists Take Over Saigon
Electronic Computer Flashes Answers, May Speed Engineering
Los Angeles Policemen Acquitted In Taped Beating
Teheran Students Seize U.S Embassy and Hold Hostages
Inventors of North Carolina Box Kite Machine Want Government to Purchase It
4000 Ships Carry Troops to Coast of France
Shark Kills 2 Bathers, Maims 1, Near New York
Kennedy and Nixon Clash in TV Debate
Truman Orders U.S. Air, Navy Units to Fight In Aid Of Korea
Suffrage Amendment is Ratified
Nixon Resigns
Lenin Dies of Cerebral Hemorrhage; Moscow Throngs Overcome With Grief
Malcolm Knew He Was a 'Marked Man'
4 U.S. Agents Killed in Texas Shootout with Cult
Mandela is Named President, Closing the Era of Apartheid
Russia and Japan Accept Roosevelt’s Suggestion
Italians Guilty in Murder;Jury to Deal With Them as if They Were Americans
Maris Hits 61st in Final Game
President Shot at Buffalo Fair
Martial Law Declared in Sarajevo: Heir to Throne Assassinated
Democrats Assert Reagan is Using ‘Star Wars’ Scare to Hide Blunders
Oahu Bombed by Japanese Planes
US is Voted Dry
Dodgers Purchase Robinson, First Negro in Modern Major League Baseball
Truce Is Signed, Ending the Fighting In Korea
Guyana Official Reports 300 Dead At Religious Sect's Jungle Temple
Lindbergh Baby Kidnapped From Home
Jackson Wins Easily in Michigan in Surprising Setback to Dukakis
Work Begins on Yankee Stadium; No Ceremony to Mark First Step in Construction
Radio Fake Scares Nation
Hitler Dead
Lusitania Topedoed!
3rd Planet Found in Modern Times; Others, Uranus and Neptune
U.S. Defeats Soviet Squad in Olympic Hockey by 4-3
Paris Falls: City Quiet as Nazis Enter
President Leaves on Trip to China
Budapest Protest Grew Into War; Battle for Hungary Remains in Doubt
German Army Attacks Poland
Opening of Service; About 10,000 Words Sent Between Nova Scotia and Ireland
Scott Dies After Finding Pole
Amid Splendor, Charles Weds Diana
High Court Puts New Curb On Powers of the Police to Interrogate Suspects
Standard Oil Company Must Dissolve in 6 Months
100,000 Hail Hitler; U.S. Athletes Avoid Nazi Salute to Him
Chernenko is Dead in Moscow at 73; Gorbachev Succeeds Him
Scopes Guilty, Fined $100
Hawaii Becomes the 50th State; New Flag Shown
Clinton, at U.N., Signs Treaty Banning All Nuclear Testing
Manson and 3 Women Found Guilty; State to Ask Death Penalty
Galveston in Ruins: Estimates of Dead in Thousands
Unknowns of World War II and Korea Are Enshrined
North Atlantic Pact Erases Last Marks of Isolationism
Fatal Fall of Wright Airship; Lieut. Selfridge Killed and Orville Wright Hurt
Dewey Defeats Truman
Wilson Asks for War Action
Atom Spy Couple Sentenced to Die
Lindbergh Does It!
Assassin Kills Kennedy: Lyndon Johnson Sworn In
President Roosevelt Greets Free Cuba
Largest U.S. Tanker Spill Spews 270,000 Barrels of Oil off Alaska
2 Students in Colorado School Said to Gun Down as Many as 23
Bush Halts Offensive Combat; Kuwait Freed, Iraqis Crushed
At Least 31 Are Dead, Scores Are Missing After Bomb Attack in Oklahoma City
Ferraro is Chosen by Mondale as Running Mate, First Woman on Major Ticket
Soviet Fires Earth Satellite into Space
Drastic Measures Everywhere to Curb Flu
Our Subway Opens, 150,000 Try It
Clinton Emphatically Denies an Affair With Ex-Intern
Mark Twain is Dead at 74
The Shuttle Explodes
Two Germanys Unite After 45 Years with Jubilation and a Vow of Peace
Martin Luther King Wins the Nobel Prize for Peace
Hindenburg Burns in Lakehurst Crash
Power Failure Imperils Astronauts
Landslide for Ike!
Wall Street Lays an Egg
High Court Bans School Segregation; 9-to-0 Decision Grants Time to Comply
Government Clears the Way for Quantity Production of Salk Preventive
President Starts Recovery Program
China Resumes Control of Hong Kong, Concluding 156 Years of British Rule
Capone Convicted of Dodging Taxes; May Get 17 Years
Taft Impressed Audience; Breaking of Tradition Added to the Inauguration
Nation and Millions in City Joyously Hail Bicentennial
Men Walk on Moon
Eisenhower Heads Allied Staff;Land, Air, Sea Chiefs To Serve Under Eisenhower
Hoover Odds 5 to 1 on Eve of Election
Raze Berlin Wall, Reagan Urges Soviet
President Harding Dies Suddenly
Stalingrad Halts Hard Nazi Attacks; Red Army Takes Strong Points from Germans
3 Apollo Astronauts Die in Fire
Harry Houdini Dies After Operations: Loses Fight For Life in Detroit Hospital
Violence Erupts After Assassination of King
Dentist, Close to Death, Receives First Permanent Artificial Heart

Friend Scores

  Player Best Score Plays Last Played
You You haven't played this game yet.

You Might Also Like...


Created Dec 11, 2009Editor's PickSourceReportNominate
Tags:century, 100, 20th, actual, headline, newspaper