Free What Year Quiz Questions on Entertainment in the 80s. Topics include movies, TV and music.

  1. What year: Christopher Reeve starred in 'Superman 2', US singer Christina Aguilera was born and ABBA had a hit with 'Super Trouper'?

    1980

  2. What year: 'Going Underground' was a no.1 hit for the Jam, 'Pac Man' was the most popular Arcade game of the year, and 'Family Fortunes' was on British TV for the first ever time?

    1980

  3. What year: Motorhead had a hit with The Ace of Spades and child film star Macaulay Culkin was born?

    1980

  4. What year: The Empire Strikes Back came out at the movies, so did Gregory's Girl and John Lennon was shot dead and consequently had the Christmas Number One?

    1980

  5. What year: Raiders of The Lost Ark was out at the movies, Only Fools and Horses was on TV for the first time and pop singer Craig David was born?

    1981

  6. What year: Bucks Fizz won the Eurovision Song Contest and Joey Deacon became Britain’s most famous sufferer of Cerebral Palsy by appearing on Blue Peter every week?

    1981

  7. What year: 'Chariots of Fire' was out at the movies, the first ever episode of 'Only Fools and Horses' was broadcast, and Alicia Keys was born

    1981

  8. What Year: 'ET' and 'Grease 2' were out at the movies and Kraftwerk had a number one single: 'The Model'?

    1982

  9. What year: The first series of 'Knight Rider' appeared first on TV, 'Blade Runner' was out at the movies and Billie Piper was born?

    1982

  10. What year: 'Flashdance' came out at the movies, Breakfast TV started broadcasting in Britain, and Bonnie Tyler was number one with 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart'?

    1983

  11. What year: Blockbusters was on Tv for the first time, Blackadder was on TV for the first time, and Michael Jackson performed the moonwalk for the first time?

    1983

  12. What year: Cheryl Tweedy was born, the first episode of The A-Team was shown on TV and a film called Local Hero was out at the movies?

    1983

  13. What year: Return of The Jedi was out at the movies, CDs were on sale for the first time, and Karma Chameleon by Culture Club was the biggest selling single of the year?

    1983

  14. What year: Frankie Goes to Hollywood had a banned single 'Relax' at number one for 5 weeks and Wham! had a hit with the song 'Last Christmas'?

    1984

  15. What year: a film about Mozart called 'Amadeus' was out at the movies, Lionel Ritchie scored a number one hit with "Hello", and Marvin Gaye was shot dead by his own dad

    1984

  16. What year: Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom was out at the movies: George Michael had his first solo hit: Careless Whisper, and Elton John got married to a woman?

    1984

  17. What year: Prince had a hit with Purple Rain, The Bill was on TV for the first ever time and The Terminator was out at the movies

    1984

  18. What year: Spinal Tap was out at the movies, Frankie Goes To Hollywood had three number one singles, and Duran Duran had a hit with The Reflex?

    1984

  19. What year: A-Ha had a hit with the song Take On Me, the final episode of The Dukes of Hazzard was made and the Live Aid concerts took place at Wembley and in Philadelphia?

    1985

  20. What year: Eastenders was on TV for the first time, Neighbours first broadcast on Australian TV and The Breakfast Club was out at the movies?

    1985

  21. What year were all these people born: footballer Wayne Rooney, actress Keira Knightley, and Tom Fletcher out of McFly (all three born in the same year)?

    1985

  22. What year were all of these films out at the movies? Top Gun, 9½ weeks (Kim Basinger) and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off?

    1986

  23. What year: Blackadder II was on TV, Highlander was out at the movies and Robert Palmer had a hit with Addicted To Love

    1986

  24. What year: 'The Karate Kid Part II' was out at the movies, The Bangles had a hit with 'Walk Like an Egyptian', and Noel Edmonds accidentally and indirectly killed a member of the public by dropping them off a crane on one of his TV shows?

    1986

  25. What year: Papa Don’t Preach was a hit for Madonna, 'Platoon' starring Charlie Sheen was out at the movies and Charlotte Church was born?

    1986

  26. What year: Chas n Dave had a hit with a song called 'Snooker Loopy' and the pop band Wham! Split up?

    1986

  27. What year: Blackadder 2 was on TV, and Madonna had a hit with the song Papa Don’t Preach?

    1986

  28. What year: 'Dirty Dancing' was out at the movies, U2 had a hit with 'Where The Streets Have No Name,' and pop band The Smiths split up?

    1987

  29. What Year: 'Fatal Attraction' was out at the movies, so was 'Full Metal Jacket', and MARRS were number one in charts with 'Pump Up The Volume'?

    1987

  30. What year: Robocop was out at the movies, so was Good Morning Vietnam and China In Your Hand was a number 1 hit for T’Pau?

    1987

  31. What year: 'Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure' was out at the movies, Belinda Carlisle had a number one hit 'Heaven Is A Place on Earth', and 'Tetris' appeared in arcades for the first time?

    1988

  32. What year: Bros had a number one hit I owe you nothing, Kylie Minogue had a hit with the Locomotion, and A Fish Called Wanda was out at the movies?

    1988

  33. What year: SCi-fi comedy Red Dwarf was on TV for the first time, Daphne died in Neighbours and INXS had a UK chart hit with Need You Tonight?

    1988

  34. What year was the first Simpsons Christmas special, 'Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire,' broadcast on television?

    1989

  35. What year were these all hits? SWEET CHILD O MINE by Guns N Roses, RIDE ON TIME by Black Box and LIKE A PRAYER by Madonna?

    1989

  36. What year. Alice Cooper had a hit with song Poison, The Bangles had a hit with Eternal Flame and When Harry Met Sally was a hit movie?

    1989

  37. What year: 'Batman' was out at the movies, (starring Jack Nicholson), Ghostbusters 2 was out at the movies, the first episode of Baywatch was shown on TV?

    1989

  38. What year: Shirley Valentine was out at the movies, The Stone Roses released their debut album Stone Roses and pop star Prince changed his name to a strange, unpronounceable symbol?

    1989

  39. What year were all of these hit movies: 'Steel Magnolias', 'Tango and Cash' and 'Back To The Future Part 2'?

    1989

  40. What year: James had a hit with 'Sit Down', 'Lethal Weapon 2' was out at the movies and 'Byker Grove' was on TV for the first time?

    1989


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