Did these things happen in 1955 or 1975?

Was this when Happy Days was set… or when Happy Days aired?

Happy Days was the hottest new sitcom of the 1974-75 television season. Of course, with its drive-ins, tail-fins, letterman jackets and the Fonz, the hit show sparked nostalgia for the 1950s. 

The series begins around 1955 in Milwaukee… and became a pop culture phenomenon in 1975. 

That got us wondering — can you tell the two eras apart? Guess if these things happened in 1955 or 1975!

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  1. The first wireless television remote control is introduced by Zenith.
  2. Frankie Valli hits No. 1 on the charts with his song "My Eyes Adored You."
  3. Puppeteer Jim Henson introduces his "Muppets" to television on the show 'Sam and Friends.'
    Image: The Everett Collection
  4. Kellogg's Special K cereal first hits store shelves.
  5. Bubble Yum gum is introduced to the market.
  6. Elizabeth Montgomery — best known as Samantha on 'Bewitched' — makes her big-screen debut in the movie 'The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell.'
    Image: Olive Films
  7. Tennessee Ernie Ford spends six weeks at No. 1 on the charts with his tune "Sixteen Tons."
  8. The first-ever sports bra, the "Free Swing Tennis Bra," is introduced.
    Image: Wikimedia Commons
  9. Marvel introduces the superhero character "Storm" to its comic books.
    Image: 20th Century Fox
  10. The game show 'Wheel of Fortune' makes its television debut.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  11. E.L. Doctorow's nostalgic novel 'Ragtime' is a publishing sensation, spending 13 weeks as a No. 1 bestseller.
    Image: Random House
  12. The polio vaccine is introduced.
  13. Captain Kangaroo makes his debut on television.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  14. Country Time Lemonade is first sold in stores.

Did these things happen in 1955 or 1975?

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AnitaSeekford 1 day ago
The question about Frankie Valli I knew that one,because my sister wouldn't shut up about that STUPID song. I still hate it!!!!
mcfarlanejb 2 days ago
13/14–missed the one about Ragtime, never heard of it!
RobertK 5 days ago
11/14. Again, I sped through the questions too fast.. Interesting though, there were a few surprises, the Muppets and the TV remote threw me off. Well put together and another fun quiz!!
Dario 6 days ago
13 out of 14! I missed the first question. 😀😀😀😀😀
Voyage_Lover_32 6 days ago
12/14 not bad since I don't know to much about back then!
JERRY6 6 days ago
10 of 14 AAAAAAyyyyy , really bad should have done better
BrentwoodJon 7 days ago
I thought Frankie Valli died in a plane crash in the 50's
I never listen to bubblegum.
The rest EZ
GregLemieux 7 days ago
14/14. I just thought "Did I remember seeing this already when I was a kid?" and it worked.
KarlaDyhouse 7 days ago
Pretty sad when you remember when Bubble Yum and Country Time came out gives my age away lol

MaryAnn KarlaDyhouse 4 days ago
We’re not so old, Karla! 😉
SashaPayneDiaz 8 days ago
11/14 The Muppets, the gum & the book got me.
Randall 8 days ago
The Muppets started as stars of commercials in the late 50s early 60s Rolf the dog was the first muppet Early tv remotes were ultrasonic sometimes a dog jingling his tag would turn sets on and off around 1976 Magnavox introduced the first infared remote Lenard Nimoy was in the add my uncle owned a TV shop that's how I know this
kevopilis 9 days ago
Muppets... 1955? I suppose, I was born in '64, seems more like a '70's thing, I missed the book question
as well.
Captain Kangaroo...I had a teacher that looked like him, one day someone wrote "captain kangaroo"
on the chalkboard before he came in, he looked at it and said, "if I erase that, it'll be admitting I look
like captain kangaroo.
I guessed the remote, it just looked more 50's
Lacey kevopilis 9 days ago
Muppet characters were on TV as guest stars for over twenty years before "The Muppet Show."
rikkirat Lacey 8 days ago
Rowlf the dog was on the Jimmy Dean show, on ABC, back in the early to mid 60’s. Used enjoy the Rowlf and Jimmy Skits.
FranklinShulock 9 days ago
10/14 Should have done better; I was born in '46. I was sure about the Polio question as I was a "Polio Pioneer" in '53 or 53". CRAZYF
Polio was the sugar cube ?
Small pox the mark on your left shoulder ?
Is that right ?
RobRacela 9 days ago
8 out of 14 i can't believe i missed the book question i work in a library.
Evan 9 days ago
12/14. Bubble Yum & Muppets got me.
Lacey Evan 9 days ago
I got Bubble Yum because that sounded like a 70s thing. The 50s had their own ad slants.
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