The 1980's - 5

Published: Sunday 29th August 2021A free history quiz about people and events in the 1980s.
  1. What was Europe's first cable and satellite channel after first broadcasting in April 1982?
  2. Who made her last appearance in "Coronation Street" in April 1980?
  3. Which nation won the America's cup in 1983, the first to end the USA's 132 dominance of the trophy?
  4. Released in 1985 what was the title of Roger Moore's last movie as James Bond?
  5. Who in 1987 became the first artist to win the Eurovision Song Contest on two occasions?
  6. The MV Mi Amigo sank off the English coast in March 1980, which pirate radio station did it house?
  7. What compilation album, first released in 1981, became the all-time best selling album in the UK?
  8. Which team won their first Super Bowl title in 1983?
  9. Which car manufacturer opened their factory in Sunderland in 1986?
  10. In what year did Disney's EPCOT Centre first open it's doors to the public?
  11. What was formed in March 1988 by the merging of the Liberal and Social Democratic parties?
  12. Who achieved dart's first televised nine-dart finish in 1984?
  13. Which politician caused havoc in the egg market in 1988 when she stated that most were infected with Salmonella?
  14. Nicknamed the "Loonie" what coin was introduced into Canadian currency in 1987?
  15. Where in London did the marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer take place in 1981?
  16. Which annual sporting event made its debut at Madison Square Gardens in 1985?
  17. Which London newspaper closed on October 1st 1980?
  18. Where were the 1984 Summer Olympics held?
  19. What controversial tax was introduced in Scotland in 1989 by Margaret Thatcher?
  20. Where in Ukraine did a nuclear power plant explode in 1986 killing over 4,000 people and extensive ecological damage?
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