Born on the Fourth of July Quiz (Round 1)

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Published 4th July 2021

 

To celebrate the Fourth of July I've written a short quiz about famous people born on the 4th. As always the answers are below.

 

Questions

1) George Everest, born in 1790 had the honour of having Mount Everest named after him. Why?

 

2) Born Luigia but better known as Gina she became famous in the 1950’s and 60’s as an actress and international sex symbol. What is her surname?

 

3) Angela Badderley born in 1904 was an English actress perhaps best known for playing which character in Upstairs Downstairs?

 

4) Born in 1847, which sector of the entertainment industry did James Anthony Bailey become a well known name?

 

5) Born in 1918 as one of twins with his brother Eric, Alec became one of England's finest bowlers. What was his surname?

 

6) One of the great playwrights and screenwriters, he wrote Barefoot in the Park and The Odd Couple amongst many more. Born in 1927 what was his name?

 

7) Born Veronica in 1966, she is an actress and comedian and perhaps best known as an impressionist and has appeared in ‘The Last Tango in Halifax’ since the start. What is her name?

 

8) Who succeeded to the presidency of the United States in 1923 after the sudden death of Warren G Harding making him the 30th President?

 

 

 

Answers

1) George Everest, born in 1790 had the honour of having Mount Everest named after him. Why?

He was the Surveyor General of India from 1830 to 1843

 

2) Born Luigia but better known as Gina she became famous in the 1950’s and 60’s as an actress and international sex symbol. What is her surname?

Gina Lollobrigida

 

3) Angela Badderley born in 1904 was an English actress perhaps best known for playing which character in Upstairs Downstairs?

Mrs Bridges

 

4) Born in 1847, which sector of the entertainment industry did James Anthony Bailey become a well known name?

Circus (ringmaster - Barnum & Bailey Circus)

 

5) Born in 1918 as one of twins with his brother Eric, Alec became one of England's finest bowlers. What was his surname?

Bedser

 

6) One of the great playwrights and screenwriters, he wrote Barefoot in the Park and The Odd Couple amongst many more. Born in 1927 what was his name?

Neil Simon

 

7) Born Veronica in 1966, she is an actress and comedian and perhaps best known as an impressionist and has appeared in ‘The Last Tango in Halifax’ since the start. What is her name?

Ronni Ancona

 

8) Who succeeded to the presidency of the United States in 1923 after the sudden death of Warren G Harding making him the 30th President?

Calvin Coolidge