On This Day Trivia Quiz – 5 December

Test your knowledge, and/or learn some interesting facts about events that have happened on 5 December.

1. Which French coin was created on 5 December 1360?

2. Which explorer discovered Haiti on 5 December 1492?

3. Which auction house held its first sale in their (permanent) Pall Mall premises on 5 December 1766?

4. Who composed Symphonique Fantastique? It premiered in Paris on
5 December 1830.

5. Which German scientist was granted a visa to enter the US
on 5 December 1932?

6. Who wrote the play Matchmaker? It premiered in NYC on 5 December 1956.

7. Which rock group released the LP Beggar’s Banquet on 5 December 1968?

8. Which movie starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Julia Roberts premiered in California on 5 December 2001?

9. On 5 December 2006, Audrey Hepburn’s little black dress that she wore in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) was auctioned for charity for a record £467,200 at Christie’s auction house in London. Who was the designer?

10. Which online store began operations in Australia on 5 December 2017?


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