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QUESTIONS


  1. Which form of traffic control was first used in London on 16 May 1983?
  2. What was the average price for a pint of milk in the early 1980’s?
  3. How many UK TV channels existed at the beginning of the 1980’s?
  4. In 1989 Muslim’s in Bradford protested against which book?
  5. What was the name of the Greenpeace ship which sank on 10 July 1985?
  6. What was the name of the Yorkshire Ripper who was arrested for his crimes in 1981?
  7. Which single gave Whitney Houston her first UK number one in 1985?
  8. Who won the ladies singles most times at Wimbledon in the 1980’s?
  9. What date was the Humber Bridge opened?
  10. Who released an album called Thriller in 1982?
  11. In May 1980 the SAS stormed the embassy of which country, killing 5 terrorists and freeing all hostages?
  12. Who was the intruder found in the Queen’s bedroom in July 1982?
  13. In what year did Torvill and Dean win a gold medal for ice dancing at the winter Olympics?
  14. When did Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer marry?
  15. What year did the final episode of the original ‘Charlies Angels’ air in the 1980’s?
  16. What year did Madonna make her debut?
  17. In what year did the UK miners strike begin?
  18. What year did Margaret Thatcher return for her second term as Prime Minister?
  19. Which years of the 1980’s were leap years?
  20. What year did EastEnders first appear on British TV Screens?
  21. What fitness craze started in 1989 in the USA?
  22. In what year did British £1 notes cease to be legal tender?
  23. Which 1982 Spielberg classic was about a young boy and his pet alien?
  24. In which year did the Berlin Wall come down?
  25. Who wrote the 1987 novel ‘Misery’?
  26. Where in the Ukraine was there a nuclear explosion in 1986?
  27. What hairstyle was synonymous with the 1980’s?
  28. Who was the ‘Queen of Pop’ in the 1980’s?
  29. What year did the satrical puppet series ‘Spitting Image’ start?
  30. 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. Wheel Clamps
  2. 20p
  3. Three
  4. The Satanic Verses
  5. Rainbow Warrior
  6. Peter Sutcliffe
  7. Saving All My Love For You
  8. Martina Navratilova
  9. 24 June 1981
  10. Michael Jackson
  11. Iran
  12. Michael Fagan
  13. 1984
  14. 1981
  15. 1981
  16. 1982
  17. 1984
  18. 1983
  19. 1980, 1984 and 1988
  20. 1985
  21. Step Aerobics
  22. 1988
  23. E.T.
  24. 1989
  25. Stephen King
  26. Chernobyl
  27. Mullet
  28. Madonna
  29. 1984
  30. Magic Cube