The 1980s - 2

Published: Wednesday 8th August 2012
  1. The special envoy of the Archbishop of Canterbury was kidnapped in Beirut in January 1987, what was his name?
  2. Who was elected as President of Zimbabwe in March 1980?
  3. Which US sit-com about the Korean War had its final episode aired in 1983 to a record audience?
  4. In which country did the 1986 FIFA World Cup take place?
  5. Onto which UK motorway did a Boeing 737 crash in 1989 killing 47 people?
  6. To which position was Charles Haughey elected in March 1982?
  7. Which football stadium suffered a fire in May 1985 killing 56 spectators?
  8. Who won the Eurovision Song Contest for Switzerland in 1988?
  9. In which area of Liverpool were there riots in July 1981?
  10. In which city did the IRA attempt to assassinate the Prime Minister and her cabinet?
  11. What first appeared in April 1987 as a series of short films on the Tracey Ullman TV show?
  12. The bestselling arcade game of all-time was released in May 1980, what was it called?
  13. The TV show, "The Bill" made its debut in 1983, what was the pilot for this long running shoe called?
  14. Which Royal wedding took place in July 1986?
  15. Which oil tanker ran aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska in March 1989?
  16. What was the name of Henry VIII's flagship that was raised from the Solent in October 1982?
  17. In which year was the first version of Windows, Windows 1.0, launched?
  18. Which jockey was stripped of his OBE in 1988 following his jailing for tax avoidance?
  19. Who was elected leader of the Labour party in October 1983?
  20. Who did George H W Bush defeat in the Presidential contest of November 1988?
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