This week, Head2Head is taking a break between festivals (Cinco de Mayo and last weekend’s Greek Fest, with Spoleto coming up next) and getting back to basics. In this case, famous firsts. Current trivia champ Stacey Akkerman is going up against fellow mom Lori Nichols.
QUESTIONS 1. Who was the first person to appear on a British postage stamp other than royalty?
2. What was the first country to give women the right to vote?
3. Who was the first scheduled guest to appear on “The Late Show With David Letterman”?
4. Who was the first athlete to appear on a Wheaties box?
5. What was the first animal to be in outer space?
6. Who was the first musician to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine?
7. Who was the first president to be inaugurated in Washington?
8. Who was the first drummer for The Beatles?
9. Who was the first person to say, “I’m going to Disney World!”?
10. Who was the first American to win the Nobel Peace Prize?
STACEY’S ANSWERS 1. One of The Beatles.
2. Canada. 3. Dean Martin, if he was still alive.
4. Joe Namath. 5. Monkey? 6. Elvis or John Lennon, and I’ll go with Lennon.
7. Jefferson maybe. 8. Pete Best.
9. Oh gosh, I have no clue. Magic Johnson. I’m totally guessing.
10. Jimmy Carter. LORI’S ANSWERS
1. I’m going with Shakespeare.
2. Scotland 3. Jay Leno? 4. I want to say Michael Jordan, but I think it happened before him, so the guy who won all the gold medals for swimming at the Olympics. Spitz was it?
5. A goldfish. 6. Hendrix 7. John Adams
8. Not Ringo? 9. That girl when she won an Oscar for “Paper Moon” with her dad. Tatum O’Neill’s her name.
10. Teddy Roosevelt. And I have no idea how I know that, but I do. So, yeah.
CONCLUSION This week was a low-scoring competition, although there were a few entertaining answers to make up for the lack of correct ones. No matter the score though, there’s always a Head2Head trivia champ (unless there’s a tie, in which case there’s two), and this week Stacey triumphs, making it two in a row. She’ll be back next week for our annual Spoleto edition of trivia.
CORRECT ANSWERS 1. William Shakespeare
2. New Zealand 3. Bill Murray 4. Lou Gehrig
5. A dog. 6. John Lennon 7. Thomas Jefferson
8. Pete Best 9. New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms in 1987.
10. Theodore Roosevelt