"Famous" Firsts by casketromance



Answer the questions below to the best of your ability without using outside resources. Outside references include (but certainly are not limited to) searching for an answer on the internet, looking at maps, using a calculator, or asking a friend (or foe) if they know the answer. Basically, you are relying on your brain (and maybe a pencil and paper).

For each correct answer, you will receive 15 points. You must also mark 5 questions as "money" questions. For each money question that you answer correctly, you will receive bonus points equal to the percent of players who answered incorrectly. (That is, if 25% of players got a question right, its money bonus would be worth 75 points.) You still don't get any points for a wrong answer, though, so try to select the hardest questions you think you have answered correctly. (Note: You can't use outside resources to help pick your money questions either.)

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Question 1

What baseball player graced the cover of the 1st issue of Sports Illustrated?

Question 2

What was the first film to receive an NC17 rating?

Question 3

The ashes of what person were the first and to date only to be buried on the moon?

Question 4

Chuck Cooper, the first black player selected in the NBA draft, was drafted out of what Pennsylvania university?

Question 5

What NHL team was the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup?

Question 6

Who was the first person in the United States to be executed by lethal injection?

Question 7

What Kazakhstan born tennis player became the first player to record a golden set in grand slam history, when she didn't lose a point to Sara Errani in the first set of her 3rd round match at Wimbledon in 2012?

Question 8

What university is credited with the first study abroad program designed for US undergraduate students?

Question 9

Who was the first person credited with a perfect Pac-Man score in 1999? (His feat was later stricken in 2018).

Question 10

On August 31, 1888, who was killed by Jack the Ripper becoming his first known victim?

Question 11

Who was the first (and to date only) person to defeat Joey Chestnut at the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest?

Question 12

What was the first movie to air on HBO when it was launched in 1972?