On This Day Trivia – 4 November

Trivia Quiz

Test your knowledge, and/or learn some interesting facts about events that have happened on 4 November

Random Questions

Howard Carter

Who discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt on 4 November 1922?

Barack Obama

Who won the US Presidential election on 4 November 2008, defeating Republican candidate John McCain?

Justin Trudeau

Who was sworn in as Canadian Prime Minister on 4 November 2015?

Paris Agreement

Which climate change pact came into effect on 4 November 2016?

Geography Questions


What is the river that flows through the Italian city of Florence?  It has flooded twice on 4 November, causing major damage.  The first time was in 1333, and again in 1966

Literature Questions

T.S. Eliot

Who won the Nobel Prize for Literature on 4 November 1948?

J.K. Rowling

Who wrote the Harry Potter series of novels? The first movie adaption (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) was released on 4 November 2001.

Michael Crichton

Who wrote the novels The Andromeda Strain (1969) and Jurassic Park (1990).  He died on 4 November 2008.

Music Questions

Felix Mendelsohn

Which German composer wrote his Midsummer Night’s Dream overture before he turned 17?  He died on 4 November 1847.

Glen Campbell

Which singer released his 12th album Wichita Lineman on 4 November 1968?

Spice Girls

Which British girls group released their debut album on 4 November 1996?  It went to sell 23 million copies!

Sport Questions


Which city was awarded the 1940 Olympic Games on 4 November 1939?

TV/Movie Questions

Loretta Swit

Born on 4 November 1937, which actress played the role of Major ‘Hot Lips’ Houlihan in the television series M*A*S*H

Ralph Macchio

Born on 4 November 1961, which actor played the title-role in the movie The Karate Kid (1984)?


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