New Years Quiz

Published: Friday 29th December 2017
  1. What is New Years Eve known as in Scotland?
  2. To what did the newspaper The Daily Universal Register change its name to on January 1st 1788?
  3. Which black and white comedy sketch starring British comedian Freddy Frinton is an integral part of New Years Eve viewing on German television?
  4. Which song by Stevie Wonder opens with the line "No New Years Day to celebrate"?
  5. Which cruise ship completely capsized on New Years Eve in a 1972 disaster movie?
  6. The Euro is the official currency of 19 of the member states of the EU, but how many countries adopted the currency when it was introduced on January 1st 1999?
  7. The song "Auld Lang Syne" is forever associated with the New Year, who wrote the words to this classic?
  8. Which "Queen of Disco" was born on New Years Eve 1948?
  9. The first entry in whose diary took place on January 1st 1660?
  10. What statue was brought to life on New Years Eve in the 1989 movie "Ghostbusters 2"?
  11. On January 1st 1925 the name of Norway's capital was changed to Oslo, by what name had it previously been known?
  12. The song "New Years Day" gave which group their first UK top ten single in 1983?
  13. Times Square in New York is famous for its New Years celebrations but what was it named prior to 1904?
  14. Which Caribbean country became the first black republic when it gained independence from France on January 1st 1804?
  15. Which comedian made the UK's first mobile telephone call on January 1st 1985?
  16. The actor Cesar Romero died on New Years Day in 1994, what role was he famous for playing in the TV series "Batman"?
  17. Which British playwright, responsible for such works as "Entertaining Mr Sloane" and "Loot" was born on January 1st 1933?
  18. What was the name of the Cuban President overthrown by Fidel Castro on January 1st 1959?
  19. Author J D Salinger was born on New Years Day in 1919, what is the title of his most famous novel?
  20. Which country joined the EEC on January 1st 1981 becoming the tenth member state?
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