A February Quiz

Feb 09, 2023

IT HAPPENED IN FEBRUARY

All these questions relate to events that happened over the years in the month of February.

QUESTIONS

1. The Manchester United team lost seven of their team members in an air crash on 6th February 1958 in which German city?

2. On 13th February 1978, Anna Ford became the first female TV newsreader on which UK channel?

3. Which drummer did Pamela Anderson of Baywatch fame marry on 19th February 1995?

4. In which town in the US did the infamous ‘Witch Trials’ take place in February 1692?

5. Which Iranian leader issued a fatwa against Salman Rushdie in 1989 after the publication of ‘The Satanic Verses’?

6. John Curry won UK’s first Gold Medal on 11th February 1976 in which sport?

7. Who was kidnapped on 5th February 1974 by the Symbionese Liberation Army and was arrested 19 months after being abducted for her part in a violent bank raid?

8. William Henry Pratt died on 3rd February 1969, he was better known under what stage name?

9. On Monday 15th February of which year was the decimal currency launched in the UK?

10. The Macpherson Report, published in February 1999, was an investigation into how the police investigated which black teenager’s killing?

………………………………..ANSWERS BELOW…………………………………….

ANSWERS

1. The Manchester United team lost seven of their team members in an air crash on 6th February 1958 in which German city?

MUNICH

2. On 13th February 1978, Anna Ford became the first female TV newsreader on which UK channel?

ITV (She was the first female to present on ITN)

3. Which drummer did Pamela Anderson of Baywatch fame marry on 19th February 1995?

TOMMY LEE

4. In which town in the US did the infamous ‘Witch Trials’ take place in February 1692?

SALEM

5. Which Iranian leader issued a fatwa against Salman Rushdie in 1989 after the publication of ‘The Satanic Verses’?

AYATOLLAH KHOMEINI

6. John Curry won UK’s first Gold Medal on 11th February 1976 in which sport?

FIGURE SKATING

7. Who was kidnapped on 5th February 1974 by the Symbionese Liberation Army and was arrested 19 months after being abducted for her part in a violent bank raid?

PATTY HEARST

8. William Henry Pratt died on 3rd February 1969, he was better known under what stage name?

BORIS KARLOFF

9. On Monday 15th February of which year was the decimal currency launched in the UK?

1971

10. The Macpherson Report, published in February 1999, was an investigation into how the police investigated which black teenager’s killing?

STEPHEN LAWRENCE

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