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QUESTIONS


  1. Which Gary was England’s top football marksman of the 1980s?
  2. Who fought back from cancer to win the Grand National?
  3. Which Steve became Snooker World Champion in 1981?
  4. Which motor-cycle legend Mike was killed in a motor accident in 1981?
  5. Which Martina dominated Wimbledon in the 1980s?
  6. The Daily Mail ran a campaigne to get which South African athlete to receive a British passport?
  7. In golf, which Sandy won the 1988 US Masters?
  8. Who became a World Snooker Champion wearing ‘upside-down’ glasses?
  9. What was Barry McGuigan’s sport?
  10. Which Diego benefitted from ‘The hand of God’?
  11. Originally authenticated as genuine, only later to be revealed as fake. In 1983, the Sunday Times published the diaries of who?
  12. Which Motown artist gained his first British #1 solo single in September 1984?
  13. From 1984, the rich and powerful were mocked every week by _______?
  14. 1982, saw the launch of which ‘No Sugar, No Calories’ new soft drink?
  15. The small Californian town of Carmel welcomed ______ as its new mayor in 1986?
  16. ‘Gissa Job’ was the catchphrase of which unemployed character in the 1980’s?
  17. What fictional cash-obsessed character did Harry Enfield create in 1988?
  18. In June 1989, 19-year-old Mandy Smith became the wife of which Rolling Stone, over 30 years her senior?
  19. What personal leather-bound organiser became very popular in the 1980’s?
  20. Harrison Ford brought this thrill-seeking archaeologist to life in 1981?
  21. Which form of traffic control was first used in London on 16 May 1983?
  22. What was the average price for a pint of milk in the early 1980’s?
  23. How many UK TV channels existed at the beginning of the 1980’s?
  24. In 1989 Muslim’s in Bradford protested against which book?
  25. What was the name of the Greenpeace ship which sank on 10 July 1985?
  26. What was the name of the Yorkshire Ripper who was arrested for his crimes in 1981?
  27. Which single gave Whitney Houston her first UK number one in 1985?
  28. Who won the ladies singles most times at Wimbledon in the 1980’s?
  29. What date was the Humber Bridge opened?
  30. Who released an album called Thriller in 1982?
  31. In May 1980 the SAS stormed the embassy of which country, killing 5 terrorists and freeing all hostages?
  32. Who was the intruder found in the Queen’s bedroom in July 1982?
  33. In what year did Torvill and Dean win a gold medal for ice dancing at the winter Olympics?
  34. When did Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer marry?
  35. What year did the final episode of the original ‘Charlies Angels’ air in the 1980’s?
  36. What year did Madonna make her debut?
  37. In what year did the UK miners strike begin?
  38. What year did Margaret Thatcher return for her second term as Prime Minister?
  39. Which years of the 1980’s were leap years?
  40. What year did EastEnders first appear on British TV Screens?
  41. What fitness craze started in 1989 in the USA?
  42. In what year did British £1 notes cease to be legal tender?
  43. Which 1982 Spielberg classic was about a young boy and his pet alien?
  44. In which year did the Berlin Wall come down?
  45. Who wrote the 1987 novel ‘Misery’?
  46. Where in the Ukraine was there a nuclear explosion in 1986?
  47. What hairstyle was synonymous with the 1980’s?
  48. Who was the ‘Queen of Pop’ in the 1980’s?
  49. What year did the satrical puppet series ‘Spitting Image’ start?
  50. Changing its name in 1980 to the Rubiks Cube. What was it previously known as from its creation in the mid 1970’s?

ANSWERS


  1. Gary Lineker
  2. Bob Champion
  3. Steve Davis
  4. Mike Hailwood
  5. Martina Navratilova
  6. Zola Budd
  7. Sandy Lyle
  8. Dennis Taylor
  9. Boxing
  10. Diego Maradona
  11. Adolf Hitler
  12. Stevie Wonder
  13. Spitting Image
  14. Diet Coke
  15. Clint Eastwood
  16. Yosser Hughes (Boys From The Black Stuff)
  17. Loadsamoney
  18. Bill Wyman
  19. Filofax
  20. Indiana Jones
  21. Wheel Clamps
  22. 20p
  23. Three
  24. The Satanic Verses
  25. Rainbow Warrior
  26. Peter Sutcliffe
  27. Saving All My Love For You
  28. Martina Navratilova
  29. 24 June 1981
  30. Michael Jackson
  31. Iran
  32. Michael Fagan
  33. 1984
  34. 1981
  35. 1981
  36. 1982
  37. 1984
  38. 1983
  39. 1980, 1984 and 1988
  40. 1985
  41. Step Aerobics
  42. 1988
  43. E.T.
  44. 1989
  45. Stephen King
  46. Chernobyl
  47. Mullet
  48. Madonna
  49. 1984
  50. Magic Cube