The 1970s - 2

Published: Sunday 31st March 2019A free quiz about the history of the 1970s.
  1. At which university based at Milton Keynes did students first enrol in January 1971?
  2. Who in January 1973 became President of the Philippines for life?
  3. Who replaced Harold Wilson as British Prime Minister after his resignation in 1976?
  4. Released in February 1970 which album by an English band is said to be the first of the Heavy Metal genre?
  5. First published in 1974 what was the title of Stephen King's debut novel?
  6. Which country hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics?
  7. Who did Margaret Thatcher defeat in order to become leader of the Conservative Party in 1975?
  8. In which year did the first direct elections for the European Parliament take place in the UK?
  9. Who was sworn in as 39th US President in January 1977?
  10. Which Woody Allen movie won the Best Picture Oscar at the 50th Academy Awards in 1978?
  11. Which English team won the 1979 European Cup, a feat they would repeat the following season?
  12. Who replaced Jon Pertwee in 1974 to become the 4th reincarnation of Dr Who?
  13. Which movie was withdrawn from British cinemas after a request by its director Stanley Kubrick?
  14. Which rockstar was found dead in September 1970, 2 weeks after his performance at the Isle of Wight festival?
  15. Known for his eccentric behaviour, who was the drummer with The Who, who passed away in 1978?
  16. Which company launched its Video Computer System, one of the most successful consoles in history, in October 1977?
  17. What building was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on October 20th 1973 after 14 years of construction?
  18. Who officially opened the 1976 Summer Olympics?
  19. Which ITV police series starring John Thaw aired for the first time in 1975?
  20. Who was Education Secretary when free school milk for over sevens was abolished in 1971?
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