What do you know or remember from the Eighties
Question 1
1. In 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted in what US state killing 57 people?


Question 2
2. The first commercial CD players were introduced by which companies in 1984?


Question 3
3. In what year was India's Prime Minister Indira Ghandi assassinated?


Question 4
4. In 1982, the first successful implant of a permanent artificial heart was performed, who designed the artificial heart?


Question 5
5. South Africa's new prime minister in 1989 started to dismantle apartheid, what was his name?


Question 6
6. In 1986, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) was identified following a British epidemic, what is the disease commonly called?


Question 7
7. Mikhail Gorbachev replaced what former Soviet leader in 1985?


Question 8
8. In 1983, Raul Ricardo Alfonsin was elected President of what South American country?


Question 9
9. In 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil spill that spilled 240,000 barrels of oil occurred where?


Question 10
10. In what year was the first US Stealth Bomber unveiled?


Question 11
11. Microsoft's first version of the Windows operating system, Windows 1.0, was released in what year?


Question 12
12. In 1987, Paul Volcker was succeeded by whom as the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board?






Question 13
13. Which country was the first to require catalytic converters on private cars by law in 1985?


Question 14
14. Disney's futuristic park, EPCOT, was opened in 1982, what does EPCOT stand for?


Question 15
15. The Space Shuttle Challenger took the first woman into space in 1983, what was her name?


Question 16
16. In 1980, Yassar Arafat was elected the President of what?


Question 17
17. In what year did Charles, Prince of Wales marry Lady Diana Spencer?


Question 18
18. In 1983, the first mobile phones were introduced to the public by what company?


Question 19
19. In 1986 an American space shuttle disintegrated after launch, killing all aboard, what was the name of the shuttle?


Question 20
20. In what year did Fox Broadcasting Company make its prime-time television debut?


Question 21
21. Who was nominated to be the first female justice on the US Supreme Court in 1981?


Question 22
22. In 1983, US President Reagan proposed the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) and was called what by critics?


Question 23
23. General Manual Noriega was charged with drug smuggling and money laundering in 1987, he was the leader of what country?


Question 24
24. In 1989, thousands of Chinese students protested for democracy where in Beijing, China causing the government to impose martial law and have many protesters killed?


Question 25
25. The 1985 Live Aid concerts to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia took place in London and what American city?


Question 26
26. Which former Beatle was shot dead outside his New York apartment in 1980?


Question 27
27. In what year was the Hubble Space Telescope put into operation?


Question 28
28. The Human Genome Project was launched in 1986 to better understand the human genome, when was it completed?


Question 29
29. In what year did the Chernobyl Soviet nuclear reactor explode, causing the release of radioactive material across Europe?


Question 30
30. In 1980, Spain and the United Kingdom reopened the border between Spain and Gibraltar, what year had it been closed?


Question 31
31. Tylenol capsules laced with what chemical caused the death of seven people in Chicago in 1982?


Question 32
32. A Union Carbide pesticide plant in what Indian city leaked lethal gas and killed more than 3,500 people in 1984?


Question 33
33. In what year did massive protests on either side of the Berlin Wall eventually lead to its being torn down?


Question 34
34. The 1984 Winter Olympics were held where and in what country? (Hint: The country no longer exists today)


Question 35
35. Scientists first identified the AIDS virus in 1981, what does AIDS stand for?






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1. Washington state 2. Sony and Philips 3. 1984 4. Robert Jarvik 5. F.W. de Klerk 6. Mad Cow Disease 7. Konstantin Chernenko 8. Argentina 9. Alaska's Prince William Sound 10. 1988 11. 1985 12. Alan Greenspan 13. Switzerland 14. Experimental Community of Tomorrow 15. Sally Ride 16. Palestinian National Council 17. 1981 18. Motorola 19. Space Shuttle Challenger 20. 1987 21. Sandra Day O'Connor 22. Star Wars 23. Panama 24. Tianamen Square 25. Philadelphia 26. John Lennon 27. 1988 28. In the year 2000 29. 1986 30. 1969 31. Potassium Cyanide 32. Bhopal, India 33. 1989 34. Sarajevo, Yugoslavia 35. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome