Free Quiz Questions on the events of the post-war years.

  1. What year: Hollywood Hulk Hogan was born, so was Tony Blair and Joseph Stalin died?

    1953

  2. What year: Joseph Stalin died, Tony Blair was born, and Sir Edmund Hillary completed the first successful ascent to the top of Mount Everest

    1953

  3. What year: Elvis Presley made his first film Love me Tender, Mel Gibson was born and the Olympics took place in Melbourne, Australia

    1956

  4. What year: The Olympics took place in Melbourne, Australia; Tom Hanks was born, and the first PG Tips commercial featuring chimpanzees drinking cups of tea was shown on TV

    1956

  5. What year: Harold Macmillan became the Prime Minister of Britain

    1957

  6. What year: Laika became the first dog in space, Bridge Over The River Kwai was out at the movies and Gordon Strachan was born into a world of ginger anger

    1957

  7. What year: Russians launched the first dog into space (a bitch called Laika), Gordon Strachan was born and Osama bin Laden was born?

    1957

  8. What year: Elvis Presley joined the US army- 8 Manchester United players died in the Munich Air Crash and pop star Prince was born.

    1958

  9. What year: Manchester United players were killed in the Munich air disaster, and Elvis Presley joined the army and Jamie Lee Curtis was born

    1958

  10. What year: First Monkey in space, First Barbie doll sold and comedian Bob Mortimer was born

    1959

  11. What year: birth control pills were available on the NHS for the first time, British boxer Frank Bruno was born and the first edition of Private Eye magazine was published?

    1961

  12. What year: First man in space, Princess Diana was born so was the actress Meg Ryan?

    1961

  13. What year: Russia put the first man in space, the Berlin Wall was built and Elvis Presley had a hit with “Are You Lonesome Tonight”?

    1961

  14. What year: The Cuban Missile Crisis brought the world to the brink of a nuclear war, Tom Cruise was born and Marilyn Monroe died?

    1962

  15. What year: Fatboy Slim was born and President John F Kennedy was shot dead in Dallas?

    1963

  16. What year: film director Quentin Tarantino was born, a Russian called Valentina Tereschkova became the first woman in space, and The Beatles released their first album?

    1963

  17. What year: Great Train Robbery happened, Spurs won The European Cup Winners Cup (first British side to do so) and Paula Abdul was born.

    1963

  18. What year: Nelson Mandela was thrown in jail, Cassius Clay changed his name to Muhammed Ali and snooker player John Parrot was born.

    1964

  19. What year: Malcolm X assassinated, Winston Churchill died, and capital punishment for murder was outlawed in the UK

    1965

  20. What year: Singer Shania Twain was born, Beatles had a hit with Ticket To Ride and Kilmarnock won the league?

    1965

  21. What year: Tom Jones had his first ever UK top ten hit single, The Russians made the first ever spacewalk and the word "fuck" was said on British TV for the first time.

    1965

  22. What year: Tom Jones had his first ever UK top ten hit single, The Russians made the first ever spacewalk and the word "fuck" was said on British TV for the first time.

    1965

  23. What year: were all these people born: Lennox Lewis, Slash and JK Rowling

    1965

  24. What Year: John Lennon said the Beatles are more popular than Jesus, Patrick Troughton became the second Doctor Who and Janet Jackson was born?

    1966

  25. What year: The first episode of Batman series was on TV, Marti Pellow was born and John Lennon claimed the Beatles were more popular than Jesus

    1966

  26. What year did the world’s first ever Heart Transplant took place?

    1967

  27. What year: First ATM in Britain, Muhammed Ali refused the draft in USA to go to Vietnam and Noel Gallagher out of Oasis was born?

    1967

  28. What year: first ever hole in the wall bank machine opened in London the QE2 was launched at Clydebank and Jimi Hendrix had a hit with the song Purple Haze?

    1967

  29. What year: Muhammed Ali refused the draft for Vietnam, rock singer Kurt Cobain was born and the first ever automatic cashpoint machine was opened in Britain

    1967

  30. What year: Muhammed Ali refused the draft for Vietnam, Scotland famously beat England 3-2 at Wembley and The Jungle Book was out at the movies

    1967

  31. What year: The first ever hole in the wall cash machine opened up in Britain, and The Jungle Book was out at the movies

    1967

  32. What year: The Graduate was out at the movies, the QEII launched on the Clyde and footballer Paul Gascoigne was born?

    1967

  33. What year: Kylie Minogue was born, the Olympics took place in Mexico and Martin Luther King was shot dead in Memphis?

    1968

  34. What year: the first decimal coinage went into circulation in the UK, American Civil Rights campaigner Martin Luther King was shot dead in Memphis USA and Kylie Minogue was born.

    1968

  35. What year: The Olympics took place in Mexico, 2001 a Space Odyssey was out at the movies and pop star Shaggy was born?

    1968

  36. What year:The Italian Job was out at the movies, The Kray twins were sent to jail, and the first commercial Concorde flight took off

    1968

  37. Year: the Olympics were on in Mexico, Syd Barret was asked to leave Pink Floyd after becoming addicted to LSD and Carry On Up The Khyber was on at the movies

    1968

  38. What year: Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones drowned in a swimming pool, and Jack Nicholson suddenly became famous as Easy Rider scored a box office hit.

    1969

  39. What year: Concorde flew its first test flight, tennis star Steffi Graf was born and the Beatles released their Abbey Road album

    1969

  40. What year: John Lennon got married to Yoko Ono, The Italian Job was out at the movies, and The Kray twins were sent to jail

    1969

  41. What year: Richard Nixon became president of the USA, BBC1 started broadcasting in colour and Beatles released Abbey Road LP

    1969

  42. What year: The Sun Newspaper was launched, Catherine Zeta Jones was born and Richard Nixon became the president of the USA (date of his inauguration)

    1969

  43. What year did all this happen: oil was found in the North Sea, Apollo 13 had an aborted mission after their oxygen tank ruptured and The Sun newspaper started printing topless models on page 3?

    1970

  44. What year: Apollo 13 was rescued from space, Edward Heath became Prime Minister and Puff Daddy was born

    1970

  45. What year: Tory Edward Heath was the Prime Minister and Olympic rower Matthew Pinsent was born

    1970

  46. What year: Crash helmets were made compulsory for British motorcyclists, Partick Thistle won the league cup, thrashing Celtic 4-1 and Dannii Minogue was born

    1971

  47. What year: The threepenny coin ceased to be legal tender, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was out at the movies, and Ewan McGregor was born

    1971

  48. What year: Britain joined the EEC, America put its last man on the moon and Cameron Diaz was born.

    1972

  49. What year: Kevin out of the Backstreet Boys was born, The Godfather was out at the movies and Ulster saw the Bloody Sunday riots

    1972

  50. What year were all these people born? Monica Lewinsky, Greg Rusedski and Caroline Corr?

    1973

  51. What year: Bruce Lee died, Princess Anne got married and the Sydney Opera House opened

    1973

  52. What year: Jesus Christ Superstar was out at the movies, The Sydney Opera house was opened, and Monica Lewinsky was born.

    1973

  53. What year: Britain was on a 3-day week because of an oil crisis, Richard Nixon resigned as President of the USA, and the first McDonald’s fast food restaurant opened up in the UK?

    1974

  54. What year: Ceefax was launched on the BBC, Lord Lucan disappeared and crazy footballer Sol Campbell was born?

    1974

  55. What year: Motor racing driver Juan Pablo Montoya was born, so was goal machine David Beckham and so was golfer Tiger Woods was born

    1975

  56. What year: US troops finally gave up and pulled out of Vietnam, Margaret Thatcher became Tory leader and the first ever Cricket World Cup was held in England

    1975

  57. What year did Ford ifrst launch the Ford Fiesta and the Queen send her first ever email?

    1976

  58. What year: America landed probes on Mars for the first time, Bjorn Borg won his first Wimbledon singles championship and Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) was born?

    1976

  59. What year: NASA landed their first probes on Mars, Franz Beckenbauer was European Footballer of the Year, and Starsky and Hutch was on TV for the first time

    1976

  60. What year: Rocky was out at the movies, Princess Anne took part in the Olympics for Britain and Emma Bunton out of the Spice Girls was born?

    1976

  61. What year: The Queen sent her first ever email, Bjorn Borg won his first Wimbledon title and Kevin Keegan was English footballer of the year?

    1976

  62. What year: The Sex Pistols shocked Britain by swearing on TV, NASA landed the Viking probe on Mars and Bjorn Borg won Wimbledon for the first time

    1976

  63. What year: Ginny Wade was last Brit Wimbledon winner, Mull of Kintyre was number one and the Queen's first grandchild was born?

    1977

  64. What year: Mull of Kintyre was the biggest selling record of the year and the Queen's first grandchild born?

    1977

  65. What year: Red Rum won the Grand National horse race for a third time, Pele retired from football and actor Orlando Bloom was born

    1977

  66. What year: Sex Pistols had a hit with God Save The Queen, Elvis Presley died and Paul Cattermole out of S Club 7 was born

    1977

  67. What year: Star Wars was released in the movies, The Queen was celebrating her Silver Jubilee, and Orlando Bloom was born

    1977

  68. Year? Virginia Wade won women's single's title at Wimbledon, and the Queen's first grandchild born? What year: Red Rum won his third Grand National

    1977

  69. What year: The World’s first test tube baby was born, The Smurfs appeared on TV for the first time and Boney M were number one in the charts with Rivers of Babylon

    1978

  70. What year: Kevin Keegan was European Footballer of the year for a second year in a row, Saddam Hussein became president of Iraq and ABBA had a hit with “Gimme Gimme Gimme” a man after midnight

    1979

  71. What year: Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister, and Apocalypse Now was out at the movies

    1979

  72. What year: Muhammad Ali retired from fighting, Bjorn Borg won Wimbledon for the 4th time in a row and Sid Vicious out of the Sex Pistols died of drugs

    1979

  73. What year: Saddam Hussein became leader of Iraq, Sebastian Coe broke the world record for running the mile and England football star Michael Owen was born?

    1979

  74. What year: Saddam Hussein became president of Iraq, the first British million-pound football transfer took place and Bjorn Borg won Wimbledon for the 4th time in a row

    1979

  75. What year: Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols died, Muhammed Ali retired from boxing and Saddam Hussein became president of Iraq?

    1979

  76. What year: The Dukes of Hazzard was on TV for the first time, Star Trek: The Motion Picture was released, and Trevor Francis became the first football player to be sold for a million pounds

    1979

  77. What year:, the first British million-pound football transfer took place and Bjorn Borg won Wimbledon for the 4th time in a row

    1979

  78. What decade: Bar codes were invented, the USA launched the world’s first nuclear submarine and the Worlds first sex-change operation took place?

    1950s

  79. What decade: The Russians landed the first probe on the moon, Playboy magazine was founded and Eva Peron of Argentina died

    1950s

  80. Which decade did all this stuff happen: World’s first sex-change operation, Disneyland opened in California, and Hibs won the league, twice in a row.

    1950s

  81. What decade did the phrase “junk food” enter the dictionary?

    1970s

  82. What decade: First Cricket World Cup took place, the phrase “junk food” appeared in the dictionary for the first time and the first Glastonbury festival took place

    1970s

  83. What year: The Korean War started, Matthew Kelly was born and a gang of Scottish Nationalists stole the stone of destiny from Westminster Abbey

    1950

  84. What year did the world’s first ever sex-change operation take place?

    1952

  85. What year: Olympics took place in Helsinki, Finland, the world’s first sex-change operation took place and Michael Barrymore was born?

    1952


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