Trivial Twenty 50 - 1950s

Can you answer these twenty questions about the people and culture of the 1950s of varying difficulty?

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In 1959, which two states became the 49th and 50th states admitted into the United States?
Which future president originally served as vice president under Dwight D. Eisenhower?
On January 6, 1957, Elvis Presley made his final appearance on which popular TV series - notably being filmed primarily only from the waist up?
Name any Olympic host city of the 1950s.
In 1951, J.D. Salinger published which
novel, documenting the life of
16-year-old Holden Caufield?
The first issue of Playboy, released in December 1953, featured which
actress on the cover?
In 1954, Joseph Murray completed the first successful transplant of which organ?
1953 saw the first Oscar ceremony to be televised. Which Cecil B. DeMille film (unexpectedly) won Best Picture?
Premiering in 1959, which Western series
took place at the Ponderosa ranch?
In 1954, the Supreme Court ruled Brown v. Board of Education, officially prohibiting what?
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In 1957, which 'Tutti Frutti' singer left the music business in favor of becoming a preacher?
On July 17, 1955, which theme park first opened its' gates in Anaheim, California?
What was the surname of the couple who, in 1953, were executed for their military crimes and espionage?
What famed film director was also the host of an anthology series, which beared his name, premiering in 1955?
Which 1958 classic science fiction film featured the first lead role of soon-to-be legend Steve McQueen?
In 1956, a mid-air collision between two planes occured above which U.S. landmark?
In 1955, Jonas Salk officially created the first vaccine for which disease?
Robert Menzies served as Prime Minister of which country throughout the 1950s?
What was the name of the dog who, in 1957, became the first animal to orbit Earth?
In 1958, the Wham-O company released the first modern version of which popular, circular toy?
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