History Quiz / Congressional Gold Medal Recipients

Random History or Nation Quiz

Can you name these U.S. and International recipients of the Congressional Gold Medal? Answers are in alphabetical order by surnames, except where noted in clues*

 Plays Quiz not verified by Sporcle

How to Play
Score 0/54 Timer 10:00
Year Awarded / CluesRecipients - Alphabetically*
1928: Norwegian/First to have reached both Poles
2009: First American on the Moon
1982: Queen of the Netherlands 1980-2013
[*alphabetized by first name]
1954: Composer (God Bless America/White Christmas)
2003: British Prime Minister 1997-2007
1986: Musician/fought world hunger/'Cats in the Cradle'
1969: Prime Minister of the U.K. twice
1973: 3000-Hit Ball Player/Died in relief-effort plane crash
2009: Apollo 11 Pilot/twice in space
1986: Composer/Conductor/El Salon Mexico/Our Town
1968: Cartoonist/Animator/Film Producer
1928: Prolific Inventor/Wizard of Menlo Park
1998: First Lady/substance abuse center
1960: New England Poet & Pulitzer Prize Winner
2009: First American Astronaut to orbit earth
1996: Southern Baptist Evangelist
1863: Major General of the Union/President
1962: Troops Entertainer/Actor
1939: Aviator/Tycoon/Engineer/Philanthropist
1979: Vice President for LBJ/Author of Civil Rights Act of '64
1815: Major General/President/'Old Hickory'
2000: Pope 1978-2005
[*alphabetized by Papal name]
1984: First Lady/Highway Beautification Act
1787: A 'Father of the United States Navy'
1978: Assassinated Senator of New York from Massachusetts
2004: Had a dream/Civil Rights Leader
2008: Political Prisoner of Burma
Year Awarded / CluesRecipients - Alphabetically*
1928: Aviator/Spirit of St. Louis
1982: Boxer/Brown Bomber
1962: 5 Star General of the US Army WWII
1998: South African anti-apartheid leader
1946: Chief of Staff/eponym of WWII 'Plan'
2015: 18-time Major winning Golfer/philanthropist
1988: 4 Time Track&Field Olympic Gold Medalist at Berlin Games
2009: Golfer with 'army' of fans
1999: Refused to relinquish her bus seat
2014: President of Israel 2007-14
1814: Commodore/Hero of Lake Erie during War of 1812
1946: General of the US Armies/'Black Jack'
1991: General/Secretary of State under George W. Bush
2000: President/Actor
2003: Broke Major League Baseball color barrier
1955: Discovered polio vaccine
2000: Cartoonist/Peanuts
1991: General/Persian Gulf War Commander in Chief
1997: Singer/Actor/Entertainer, Rat Pack
1980: Canadian Ambassador/Iran Hostage Crisis
1997: Religious Mother/Missionary in India
[*alphabetized by religious name]
1983: TV comedian 'Daddy'/St. Jude's Childrens Hospital
1864: Shipping/railroad magnate
1776: Commander in Chief/First US President
1979: Legendary American Film Actor/Westerns/'The Duke'
1980: Austrian writer and Nazi hunter
1988: Artist/Illustrator/Painter - known for Christina's World

You're not logged in!

Compare scores with friends on all Sporcle quizzes.
Join for Free
Log In

You Might Also Like...

Show Comments


Top Quizzes Today

Score Distribution

Your Account Isn't Verified!

In order to create a playlist on Sporcle, you need to verify the email address you used during registration. Go to your Sporcle Settings to finish the process.

Report this User

Report this user for behavior that violates our Community Guidelines.