Can You Guess The Year?

Can You Guess The Year?

Nov 16, 2023

What Was The Year?
From the set of three clues, can you guess the year?

Two points for getting it exactly right, one point if you are one year either side.
i.e. If the clues are for 1999, you get TWO POINTS for saying 1999, or ONE point for saying either 1998 or 2000.

QUESTIONS

IN WHAT YEAR DID…

1. The Piper Alpha Drilling platform in the North Sea caught fire and exploded, killing 165 oil workers.
Celine Dion won the Eurovision Song Contest for Switzerland.
Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland.

 

2. Justin Timberlake ripped off part of Janet Jackson’s outfit at the Super Bowl half-time show, revealing her breast.
George W. Bush wins a second presidential term over his rival, John Kerry.
The final episode of ‘Friends’ was aired.

 

3. Celebrity weddings saw Guy Ritchie marry Madonna, and Michael Douglas get hitched to Catherine Zeta Jones.
Concorde flight 4590 crashed in Paris killing all on board (109 souls) plus four people on the ground.
The Summer Olympic Games were held in Sydney, Australia.

 

4. Cigarette advertising was banned on UK television.
Dr. Zhivago, The Sound of Music, and Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines were all hits at the cinema.
The Beatles performed the first Stadium Concert in the history of rock and roll at the Shea Stadium, New York.

 

5. Ayrton Senna died during the San Marino Grand Prix due to a tragic accident.
Tony Blair was voted in by supporters as the new Labour leader.
Nel;son Mandela became South Africa;s first black president.

 

6. SKY TV is launched in the UK and Europe.
Salman Rushdie has a fatwah issued against him by Iranian leader, Ayatollah Khomeini.
The Hillsborough Disaster claimed the lives of 96 football fans.

 

7. Novak Djokovich is deported from Australia after a high profile legal case surrounding COVID-19 vaccinations.
Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Platinum Jubilee.
Russia begins a full scale invasion of Ukrainian territory causing worldwide anger and condemnation.

 

8. Donald Trump is sworn in as 45th president of the USA.
Article 50 is triggered in the UK, starting Brexit negotiations with the EU.
A bombing of the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena kills 22 and injures more than 500 people.

 

9. Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser vows to reconquer Palestine and becomes the 2nd president of the country.
Doris Day records ‘Que Sera, Sera’.
The Suez Crisis begins and the UK and France start bombing strategic targets in Egypt.

 

10. The last manned mission to the moon, Apollo 17 was launched in this year.
‘Donny Osmond reached number one in the UK charts with ‘Puppy Love’.
13 people were killed in Northern Ireland by British troops on the day that became known as ‘Bloody Sunday’.

 

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A perfect birthday, anniversary or retirement gift. The Newspaper headlines from your life are suitable for any age to reminisce, reflect and remember those important events of your lifetime.

ANSWERS

IN WHAT YEAR DID…

1. The Piper Alpha Drilling platform in the North Sea caught fire and exploded, killing 165 oil workers.
Celine Dion won the Eurovision Song Contest for Switzerland.
Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland.

1988

2. Justin Timberlake ripped off part of Janet Jackson’s outfit at the Super Bowl half-time show, revealing her breast.
George W. Bush wins a second presidential term over his rival, John Kerry.
The final episode of ‘Friends’ was aired.

2004

3. Celebrity weddings saw Guy Ritchie marry Madonna, and Michael Douglas get hitched to Catherine Zeta Jones.
Concorde flight 4590 crashed in Paris killing all on board (109 souls) plus four people on the ground.
The Summer Olympic Games were held in Sydney, Australia.

2000

4. Cigarette advertising was banned on UK television.
Dr. Zhivago, The Sound of Music, and Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines were all hits at the cinema.
The Beatles performed the first Stadium Concert in the history of rock and roll at the Shea Stadium, New York.

1965

5. Ayrton Senna died during the San Marino Grand Prix due to a tragic accident.
Tony Blair was voted in by supporters as the new Labour leader.
Nel;son Mandela became South Africa;s first black president.

1994

6. SKY TV is launched in the UK and Europe.
Salman Rushdie has a fatwah issued against him by Iranian leader, Ayatollah Khomeini.
The Hillsborough Disaster claimed the lives of 96 football fans.

1989

7. Novak Djokovich is deported from Australia after a high profile legal case surrounding COVID-19 vaccinations.
Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Platinum Jubilee.
Russia begins a full scale invasion of Ukrainian territory causing worldwide anger and condemnation.

2022

8. Donald Trump is sworn in as 45th president of the USA.
Article 50 is triggered in the UK, starting Brexit negotiations with the EU.
A bombing of the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena kills 22 and injures more than 500 people.

2017

9. Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser vows to reconquer Palestine and becomes the 2nd president of the country.
Doris Day records ‘Que Sera, Sera’.
The Suez Crisis begins and the UK and France start bombing strategic targets in Egypt.

1956

10. The last manned mission to the moon, Apollo 17 was launched in this year.
‘Donny Osmond reached number one in the UK charts with ‘Puppy Love’.
13 people were killed in Northern Ireland by British troops on the day that became known as ‘Bloody Sunday’.

1972

 

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