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Trivia Quiz - Leap Year Birthdays


Do you know what influential people were born on Leap Day? Guess the leap year birthdays!

Quiz Number: 2170
Date Submitted: February 23, 2008
Quiz Categories: History, Culture
Quiz Type: People Quiz
Author: madman
Average Score: 32.4 percent
Times Taken: 70 times
Taken by Registered Users: 14

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1. This Canadian NHL hockey star played with the Montreal Canadiens from 1955 to 1975 and was born on February 29, 1936. His famous brother was nicknamed "The Rocket."
  A.   Yvan Cournoyer
  B.   Jean BĂ©liveau
  C.   Henri Richard
  D.   Maurice Richard

2. This prominent American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, trumpeter and big band leader was born on February 29, 1904 in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania:
  A.   Louis Armstrong
  B.   Benny Goodman
  C.   Tommy Dorsey
  D.   Jimmy Dorsey

3. This German-American statistician developed a mechanical tabulator based on punched cards in order to rapidly tabulate statistics from millions of pieces of data. He was born on February 29, 1860.
  A.   Heinrich Hertz
  B.   Henry J. Heinz
  C.   Herman Hollerith
  D.   Anton Ullrich

4. This American singer, actress and television personality was born on February 29, 1916. She was married to actor George Montgomery from 1943 to 1962.
  A.   Rosemary Clooney
  B.   Judy Garland
  C.   Dinah Shore
  D.   Doris Day

5. This American astronaut was born on February 29, 1936. He served on Skylab in 1973 and was the commander of the space shuttle Columbia mission in 1982.
  A.   Neil Armstrong
  B.   Michael Foreman
  C.   Alan Bean
  D.   Jack Lousma

6. This American movie director was born on February 29, 1896. His most notable films were "A Star Is Born" (1937), "Nothing Sacred" (1937) and "The Ox-Bow Incident" (1940):
  A.   Broncho Billy Anderson
  B.   Cecil B. DeMille
  C.   William A. Wellman
  D.   Jack Arnold

7. This American motivational speaker was born on February 29, 1960. He became well-known through the use of firewalking in his seminars.
  A.   Tony Robbins
  B.   Zig Ziglar
  C.   L. Ron Hubbard
  D.   Michael J. Gelb

8. This former American professional basketball player was born on February 29, 1968. He was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1989 and played in the NBA from 1989-2002.
  A.   Drew Gooden
  B.   John Battle
  C.   Chucky Brown
  D.   Benoit Benjamin

9. This American singer was most famous for his career with the alternative metal band, Drowning Pool. He was born on February 29, 1972.
  A.   Mike Luce
  B.   Jason Jones
  C.   Dave Williams
  D.   Stevie Benton

10. This American rapper and actor was born on February 29, 1976. He is best-known for hits such as "Put It On Me," "Between Me And You," "I'm Real" and "Wonderful."
  A.   Ice Cube
  B.   Ja Rule
  C.   Eminem
  D.   LL Cool J


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