Friday, October 16, 2015

Trivia Bits 16 October


Mark Spitz 

Representing the US in swimming, Mark Spitz (pictured) won seven gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics at Munich.

The 1955 play View From The Bridge was written by American playwright Arthur Miller and debuted as a one-act verse drama with A Memory of Two Mondays at the Coronet Theatre on Broadway, but was re-written into the current two act play which premièred in the New Watergate theatre club in London's West End on October 11, 1956.

The traditional New Orleans Hurricane Cocktail is a sweet alcoholic drink made with rum and fruit juice, syrup, or grenadine.

Cavenagh Bridge, a suspension bridge in Singapore that crosses the Singapore River in Downtown Core, Singapore, was originally designed as a drawbridge but on its completion in 1869 was found to be suitable only as a fixed structure, and is now a pedestrian bridge.

The only Central American country to have English as its official language is Belize though Belizean Creole (Kriol) and Spanish are also commonly spoken.

Stop! In the Name of Love is a 1965 number 1 pop single recorded by The Supremes for the Motown label, written and produced by Motown's main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland, and apparently emerged from an argument the songwriter had with his girlfriend

South Australian coastal town on Eyre Peninsula, Elliston, was named in November 1878 after Elle Liston, a governess on Nilkerloo Station

The Uruguayan Invasion was a musical phenomenon of the 1960s distinctly similar to the British Invasion, with rock bands from Uruguay rapidly gaining popularity in Argentina.

With headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, NATO stands for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949.

In Germany, the season of spring is known as frühling.

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