Free Quiz Questions on the 1980s and 1990s: the Thatcher, Major and Blair years.

  1. What year: A Scotsman won the Olympic 100metres sprint, Bjorn Borg won Wimbledon for the fifth time in a row and Aberdeen won the Scottish League?

    1980

  2. What year: The CD was invented, Tennis player Venus Williams was born and the Pac Man computer game was released

    1980

  3. What year The first London Marathon took place, Steve Davies won his first world snooker championship and US tennis player Serena Williams was born?

    1981

  4. What year: Steve Davies won his first snooker world title, Bob Champion won the Grand National on Aldaniti and Liverpool win European Cup 1-0 over Real.Madrid?

    1981

  5. What year: Charles and Diana got married, : Ronald Reagan was shot, but survived and Joey Deacon became a big star on Children’s Television

    1981

  6. What year: Pope John Paul II was shot but survives the attempt, Charles and Diana got married and the Yorkshire Ripper was put in jail

    1981

  7. What year: the Yorkshire Ripper was jailed, the first ever Space Shuttle was launched, and and Partick Thistle goalkeeper Alan Rough was Scottish Footballer of the Year!

    1981

  8. In which year did Britain win the Falklands 'dispute'?

    1982

  9. What year: AIDS was given the name AIDS for the first time, Prince William was born and for about fifteen minutes, Scotland were beating Brazil 1-0.

    1982

  10. What year: Alex Higgins world snooker champ, Paul Sturrock was Scottish Footballer of The Year?

    1982

  11. What year: Channel 4 started broadcasting, and Britain won the Falklands war.

    1982

  12. What Year did America put their first woman in space and Neil Kinnock became leader of the Labour Party?

    1983

  13. What year: a famous horse called Shergar was kidnapped, John McEnroe won at Wimbledon and Margaret Thatcher beat Michael Foot at General Election,

    1983

  14. What year: Cliff Thorburn got the first televised 147 break in snooker, CDs were on sale for the first time, and the world’s first commercial call was made on a mobile phone?

    1983

  15. What year: one pound coins came into circulation, Aberdeen won the European Cup Winners Cup and new cars were registered with the letter A?

    1983

  16. What year: British ice skaters Torvill & Dean got perfect sixes at the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, the miners strike began and the Bank of England stopped issuing one pound notes?

    1984

  17. What year: England stopped using pound notes, British Telecom was privatised, and Frankie Goes to Hollywood had three number one hits – including ‘Relax’

    1984

  18. What year: Tories blown up by Brighton bomb, Prince Harry born

    1984

  19. What year:, dog licenses were abolished and the half pence coin was taken out of circulation

    1984

  20. What year did all of the following happen: Northern Irishman Barry McGuigan became world boxing champion, Michael Gorbachev became president of Russia and English Football teams were banned out of Europe for being thugs?

    1985

  21. What year: Comedian Ernie Wise made Britain’s first mobile phone call, the first ever dot-com domain name was registered, and Microsoft launched its first version of Windows?

    1985

  22. What year: Live Aid and the Miners Strike were big news events, plus Phil Collins had a hit with the song “Easy Lover”

    1985

  23. What year: The miners strike ended in the UK, the French secret service sunk the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior in Auckland Harbour, New Zealand and Mikhail Gorbachev became boss of USSR?

    1985

  24. What year: The miners strike ended, the French secret service sunk the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior in Auckland Harbour, New Zealand and Mikhail Gorbachev became boss of USSR

    1985

  25. What year: Wham! Became first Western pop stars to play gigs in China, the French secret service blew up Rainbow Warrior in Auckland and UEFA banned English clubs from playing in Europe because of hooligans?

    1985

  26. What year: the Space Shuttle Challenger blew up, British athlete Fatima Whitbread broke the javelin world record and The Sun came up with legendary headline: Freddie Starr Ate My Hamster?

    1986

  27. What year: The wreck of the Titanic was located and photographed for the first time, the Chernobyl nuclear power station in Ukraine blew up and

    1986

  28. What year: New Zealand won the first ever Rugby World Cup, corporal punishment was outlawed in British schools and pop artist Andy Warhol died?

    1987

  29. What year: St Mirren won the Scottish Cup and Dundee United got to the final of the UEFA Cup and jockey Lester Piggot was thrown in jail for not paying his tax?

    1987

  30. What year: Terry Waite was kidnapped in the Lebanon, the Zeebrugge ferry disaster happened and Michael Ryan killed 16 people in Hungerford?

    1987

  31. What year: a Pan AM jumbo jet exploded over Lockerbie, the Piper Alpha oil rig exploded and rubbish ski jumper Eddie the Eagle became famous at the winter Olympics?

    1988

  32. What year: Adrian Moorhouse the swimmer won Olympic gold for Britain, female condoms were available in Britain for the first time and

    1988

  33. What year: Adrian Moorhouse the swimmer won Olympic gold for Britain, female condoms were available in Britain for the first time and

    1988

  34. What year: John Barnes was English Footballer of the Year, Paul McStay was Scottish player of the year and a computer game called Tetris was released in the arcades?

    1988

  35. What year: the last wooden tennis racket was used at Wimbledon, John Barnes was English Footballer of the Year and Sandy Lyle won the US Masters?

    1988

  36. Year? The Olympics were on in South Korea and boy actor Haley Joel Osment was born

    1988

  37. What year: Iran leader Ayatollah Khomenie died and the Poll Tax was introduced in Scotland?

    1989

  38. What year: the Berlin wall came down, Nintendo launched the Gameboy and Sky TV was launched?

    1989

  39. What year: The Chinese government killed a bunch of students in Tiannenmen Square, Sky TV was launched and Guns n Roses had a hit with the song Paradise City?

    1989

  40. What year: Liverpool FC won the English football championship for the last time, Martina Navratilova won her ninth and last Wimbledon singles title and the Hubble space telescope was launched?

    1990

  41. What year: Margaret Thatcher was replaced as PM by John Major, Marathon changed its name to Snickers in the UK and Alex McLeish was Scottish Footballer of the Year

    1990

  42. What year: Scotland won the rugby Grand Slam, Nelson Mandela was released from jail and Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi army invaded Kuwait?

    1990

  43. What year: Liz McColgan won the New York marathon and David Icke revealed that he was a channel for the Christ Spirit.

    1991

  44. What Year: Operation Desert Storm began,

    1991

  45. What year: The Birmingham Six were let out of jail, Latvia and Lithuania became independent from Russia and Manchester United won the European Cup Winners Cup?

    1991

  46. What year: Andre Agassi won Wimbledon, Leeds united won the English Premiership and Windsor Castle was burnt to the ground?

    1992

  47. What year: Benny Hill died, Andre Agassi won Wimbledon and John Smith took over from Neil Kinnock as Labour Party leader.

    1992

  48. What year: Bosnian war started with siege of Sarajevo, Windsor Castle burnt down the Tories won an election and Ebeneezer Goode hit for The Shamen?

    1992

  49. What year: Mike Tyson was on trial for rape and Los Angeles burned in the Rodney King riots?

    1992

  50. What year: Mikhail Grobachev resigned as boss of the USSR, the IRA attacked Downing Street with mortar bombs and Sonic The Hedgehog was the number one console game?

    1992

  51. What year: Neil Kinnock was sacked as labour party leader, the Bosnian war started with the siege of Sarajevo and Windsor Castle burnt down

    1992

  52. What year: Ravenscraig Steel works shut down and the Queen used her Christmas message to declare her annus horribilis?

    1992

  53. What year: Sally Gunnell won the 400metre gold at the Olympics, Benny Hill died and Windsor Castle burnt down?

    1992

  54. What year: The Bosnian war started with the siege of Sarajevo, Eurodisney opened up near Paris and Marco van Basten was European footballer of the year?

    1992

  55. What year: Linford Christie was BBC Sports Personality of the Year?

    1993

  56. What year: Nelson Mandela got the Nobel Peace Prize, Canadian Sprinter Ben Johnson was banned from athletics for life after failing a second drugs test and the Grand National horse race was declared void after two false starts?

    1993

  57. What year: Tennis player Monica Seles was stabbed by a mad Steffi Graf fan in Germany, David Koresh and his cult were burnt to death by the FBI at Waco and Bill Clinton was inaugurated as US president

    1993

  58. In what year was Inverness Caledonian Football Club formed?

    1994

  59. What year: Ayrton Senna died at the San Marino Grand Prix, OJ Simpson may or may not have killed his wife and the National Lottery started in the UK?

    1994

  60. What year: Glaswegian author James Kelman won the Booker Prize,: Arsenal beat Parma to win the European Cup Winners Cup 1-0 and

    1994

  61. What year: Raith Rovers beat Celtic to win the league cup former US president Richard Nixon died, and LIDL opened its first shop in the UK?

    1994

  62. What year: the pop band KLF set fire to a million pounds in cash in the name of art, OJ Simpson went on trial for the murder of his wife and Nelson Mandela was elected President of South Africa

    1994

  63. What year: Tony Blair became Labour Leader, Gary Lineker retired from playing football and The Shawshank Redemption was out at the movies

    1994

  64. What year: Tony Blair becomes leader of Labour Party, the first trains ran through the Channel Tunnel between Britain and France and Gary Lineker retired from playing football?

    1994

  65. What year: Tony Blair becomes leader of Labour Party, the first trains ran through the Channel Tunnel between Britain and France and Gary Lineker retired from playing football?

    1994

  66. What year did Gary Lineker start appearing in TV adverts for Walkers crisps?

    1995

  67. What year: Bill Clinton started getting sucked off by Monica Lewinsky, Richey Edwards out of the Manic Street Preachers disappeared, and Oasis had a hit with “Roll With It”

    1995

  68. What year: Mass murderer Fred West was found hanged in prison and Nick Leeson bankrupted the Barings Bank?

    1995

  69. What year: Nick Leeson bankrupted the Barings Bank, DVDs were invented And Eric Cantona launched a kung-fu kick on a supporter at Crystal Palace (Matthew Simmons)

    1995

  70. What year: OJ Simpson was cleared of murdering his wife, DVDs were invented and Steffi Graf won three out of the four tennis grand slam tournaments.

    1995

  71. What year: Ronnie Kray out of The Kray Twins died, Frank Bruno won a world boxing title and Blackburn Rovers won the English Premiership?

    1995

  72. What year: Scottish Footballer of the Year was Brian Laudrup of Rangers, Yitzhak Rabin the Israeli Prime Minister was assassinated and DVDs were invented

    1995

  73. What year: Scottish Footballer of the Year was Brian Laudrup of Rangers, Yitzhak Rabin the Israeli prime minister was assassinated and DVDs were invented?

    1995

  74. What year: Superman actor Christopher Reeve was paralysed after falling off a horse, Damien Hirst won the Turner Prize for putting half a dead animal in a tank of formaldehyde and Man United footballer Eric Cantona kung-fu kicked a supporter at Crystal Palace?

    1995

  75. What year: Bill Clinton won a second election in the USA, Charles got a divorce from Diana, and Twelve Monkeys was out at the movies

    1996

  76. What year: British Beef was banned from Europe, the written test was introduced to the Driving Test and Charles and Diana got divorced

    1996

  77. What year: British Beef was banned in Europe, rapper Tupac Shakur was shot dead in Las Vegas and Glenn Hoddle took over being England boss from Terry Venables

    1996

  78. What year: Prince Andrew got divorced from Sarah Ferguson, Paul Gascoigne (Gazza) got married to Sheryl and the Stone of Destiny was returned to Scotland

    1996

  79. What year: There was mayhem in Wishaw as the e-coli outbreak killed people who ate pies, Glenn Hoddle became the England football boss and Kula Shaker had 3 top forty hits including Tattva, Govinda and Hey Dude

    1996

  80. What year: There was mayhem in Wishaw as the e-coli outbreak killed people who ate pies, Glenn Hoddle became the England football boss and Kula Shaker had 3 top forty hits including Tattva, Govinda and Hey Dude

    1996

  81. What year: Yassar Arafat became president of the Palestinians, Wacko Jacko got divorced from Lisa Marie Presley and English Footballer of the Year was Eric Cantona playing for Manchester United

    1996

  82. What year: Yassar Arafat became president of the Palestinians, Wacko Jacko got divorced from Lisa Marie Presley and English Footballer of the Year was Eric Cantona playing for Manchester United

    1996

  83. What year: Britain gave Hong Kong back to the Chinese, Dolly the first cloned sheep was born and Britain won the Eurovision song contest

    1997

  84. What year: Britain returned control of Hong Kong to China, an environmental protestor called Swampy was in the news, and And Kilmarnock won the Scottish Cup?

    1997

  85. What year: Channel 5 television was launched, Britain’s playgrounds were going crazy for a toy called Tamagotchis and Martina Hingis won Wimbledon at age 16?

    1997

  86. What year: Dolly the cloned sheep was born, and fashion designer Gianni Versace was shot dead in Miami?

    1997

  87. What year: Tamagotchis were all the rage in school playgrounds, The Full Monty was out at the movies and Kilmarnock F.C. won the Scottish Cup?

    1997

  88. What year: Hearts won the Scottish Cup, George Michael was arrested in the USA for indecently exposing himself to a policeman and the £2 coin came out?

    1998

  89. What year: NASA discovered water on the moon, and George Michael was accused of lewd behaviour in a bathroom in America

    1998

  90. What year: The £2 coin was invented, Richard Bacon was sacked from blue Peter for being a cocaine freak and Scotland’s John Higgins won the world snooker

    1998

  91. What year: The Butcher Boy was out at the movies, U2 had a hit with song called The Sweetest Thing and Dermot Morgan aka Father Ted died

    1998

  92. What year: the, Gazza got into trouble for playing the flute and 1998 and Hearts won the Scottish Cup and European footballer of the year was Zinedine Zidane of Juventus

    1998

  93. What year: actor e Kosovo war started and England Manager Glenn Hoddle was sacked after saying that disabled people were being punished by God.

    1999

  94. What year: the Rugby World Cup was hosted by Wales, and Prince Edward got married to a woman called Sophie?

    1999

  95. What year: The Scottish Parliament was opened, Scottish golfer Paul Lawrie won the Open at Carnoustie and NATO went to war with Yugoslavia?

    1999

  96. What year: there was a war in Kosovo, Prince Edward got married to Princess Sophie Wessex and Posh Spice got married to David Beckham.

    1999


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