The 1980s - 1

Published: Sunday 20th May 2012
  1. Which RAF base in Berkshire was home to a Women's Peace camp from September 1981?
  2. Which TWO countries joined the EC on 1st January 1986?
  3. Who did John Hinckley attempt to assassinate in 1981?
  4. What was the name of the WPC killed outside the Libyan embassy in 1984?
  5. In which year of the 1980s did Jason Donovan have THREE UK number one hits?
  6. Which town in California elected Clint Eastwood mayor in 1986?
  7. Who was killed in New York City on 8th December 1980?
  8. What were the TWO types of VCR that competed against each other for much of the 80s?
  9. Where was the US venue for the Live Aid concerts of 1985?
  10. For which film did Colin Welland announce that "The British are coming" at the 54th Academy Awards ceremony?
  11. Who in 1986 became the youngest ever Heavyweight boxing champion of the World?
  12. Where were the 1980 Winter Olympics held?
  13. Which British comedian suffered a heart attack and died live on TV in 1984?
  14. Which former pop star was elected mayor of Palm Springs in April 1988?
  15. Who disappeared in the desert while competing in the Paris-Dakar rally in January 1982?
  16. Which national newspaper was launched in the UK in March 1986?
  17. In which year of the 1980s did the wearing of seatbelts for drivers and front seat passengers become law in the UK?
  18. Who became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987?
  19. What was the real name of "The Yorkshire Ripper" who was convicted of 13 counts of murder in 1981?
  20. Who in 1985 purchased the London departmental store, Harrods?
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