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Guess the Year


Quiz: which year did the following events happen?

  1. Margaret Thatcher becomes Prime Minister, and The Clash release the album London Calling?
  2. Stephen Hendry becomes the youngest ever world snooker champion, and the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope?
  3. Both the Challenger, and Chernobyl disasters?
  4. India becomes the second country to reach 1 billion people, and England football manager Kevin Keegan resigns?
  5. Deaths of Winston Churchill, and Malcolm X?




  6. Break-up of the Beatles, and Tonga became independent from the UK?
  7. The Wii video game console is released by Nintendo, and Twitter is launched?
  8. Solidarity union formed at Poland's Gdansk Shipyard, and the murder of John Lennon?
  9. Enoch Powell makes his controversial Rivers of Blood Speech, and the BBC sitcom Dad's Army is first aired on TV?
  10. Brian Clough is appointed manager of Second Division strugglers Nottingham Forest, and the Fall of Saigon ends the Vietnam War?
  11. Dog licences are abolished, and British viewers see Scott and Charlene's wedding on Neighbours?
  12. Doctor Who is brought back as a TV series by the BBC, and George Best dies?
  13. Wikipedia is launched, and the two-wheeled Segway becomes available?
  14. Mr Blobby was the Christmas Number One, and the split of Czechoslovakia into the Czech Republic and Slovakia?
  15. Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer, and Iran releases the 52 U.S. hostages held in Tehran?
  16. Tony Blair becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and Radiohead release OK Computer?
  17. Dolly the sheep becomes the first successful cloned mammal, and Glenn Hoddle becomes manager of the England football team?
  18. Michael Jackson releases his album Thriller, and the Falklands War?
  19. Construction of the Berlin Wall, and first human spaceflight?
  20. Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union, and Dennis Taylor beats Steve Davis on that final black?



Answers:

  1. 1979 - Margaret Thatcher becomes Prime Minister, and The Clash release the album London Calling
  2. 1990 - Stephen Hendry becomes the youngest ever world snooker champion, and Nelson Mandela is released from prison
  3. 1986 - Challenger and Chernobyl disasters.
  4. 2000 - India becomes the second country to reach 1 billion people, and England football manager Kevin Keegan resigns
  5. 1965 - Deaths of Winston Churchill, and Malcolm X
  6. 1970 - Break-up of the Beatles, and Tonga became independent from the UK
  7. 2006 - The Wii video game console is released by Nintendo, and Twitter is launched
  8. 1980 - Solidarity union formed at Poland's Gdansk Shipyard, and J.R. got shot
  9. 1968 – Enoch Powell makes his controversial Rivers of Blood Speech, and the BBC sitcom Dad's Army is first aired on TV
  10. 1975 - Brian Clough is appointed manager of Second Division strugglers Nottingham Forest, and the Fall of Saigon ends the Vietnam War
  11. 1988 - Dog licences are abolished, and British viewers see Scott and Charlene's wedding on Neighbours
  12. 2005 - Doctor Who is brought back as a TV series by the BBC, and George Best dies
  13. 2001 - Wikipedia is launched, and the two-wheeled Segway becomes available



  14. 1993 - Mr Blobby was the Christmas Number One, and the split of Czechoslovakia into the Czech Republic and Slovakia?
  15. 1981 - Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer, and Iran releases the 52 U.S. hostages held in Tehran
  16. 1997 - Tony Blair becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and Radiohead release OK Computer
  17. 1996 - Dolly the sheep becomes the first successful cloned mammal, and Glenn Hoddle becomes manager of the England football team
  18. 1982 - Michael Jackson releases his album Thriller, and the Falklands War
  19. 1961 - Construction of the Berlin Wall, and first human spaceflight
  20. 1985 - Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union, and Dennis Taylor beats Steve Davis on that final black