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Which book was banned in Britain in the 1980s?

Spycatcher Click to see the answer

Which of the following was declared as an independent republic during the early 1990s?


Which country was Ayatollah Khomeini the religious leader of during the 1980s?


Ronald Reagan's Vice President was who in the 1980s?

George H. W. Bush

Which climber's body was found in 1999 on Everest?

George Mallory

What type of crop was developed for commercial use in the '90s?

Genetically modified

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The WTO replaced which agreement in the 1990s?

GATT Click to see the answer

Who married British Royal family member Prince Andrew in 1986?

Sarah Ferguson

Which country became known as 'Cool Britannia' in the 1990s?

United Kingdom

Which famous pact was dissolved in 1991?


What country was Boris Yeltsin president of from 1991 to 1999?


Who was Pope during the 1990s?

John Paul II

The collapse of Barings bank in the mid '90s was brought about by who?

Nick Leeson

Which country was Ronald Reagan president of in the 1980s?

United States

Which of the following was eradicated in the '80s?


Which country was Hu Yaobang the leader of during the '80s?


Which country did Mohammad-Ali Rajai lead in the '80s?


Which of these famous artists died in 1987?

Andy Warhol

During the 1980s, which of the following was a Prime Minister of Ireland?

Charles Haughey

Which of the following British princes were born in the 1980s?


Which country was Julio Cesar Turbay Ayala the leader of in the '80s?


The airline Pan Am did what in 1991?

Went bankrupt

What did Prince Charles and Diana name their second son, born in 1984?


Leningrad was renamed what in 1991?

Saint Petersburg

Which of the following was discovered in the '90s?

Dark Matter

McDonald's opened its first ski-through restaurant where in 1998?


The Soviet Union's infamous national security agency was known as what between 1954 and 1991?


What were Nelson Mandela and F. W. de Klerk jointly awarded in 1993?

Nobel Peace Prize

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Which event took place in England between 1984 and 1985?

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The United States and Canada reached what kind of agreement in 1988?

A free trade treaty

Which of the following was a space shuttle launched in 1981?


NASA lost contact with which robotic space probe in 1993?

Mars Observer

In what year did the United Kingdom and China agree Hong Kong would be returned to China?


The Fraunhofer Society patented what in 1989?


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In the 1990s which U.S. President was the subject of Kenneth Starr's investigations?

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Who, in 1989, became the 125th Emperor of Japan?


During the 1990s, the disease BSE was more commonly known as what?

Mad Cow Disease

In the '80s, Discovery and Challenger were both what?

Space Shuttles

In the 1980s, which video format lost the battle to VHS?


Nelson Mandela became President of which country in the 1990s?

South Africa

In the 1990s, which industry was particularly affected by the BSE crisis?


What was Burkina Faso known as before 1984?

Upper Volta

Who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the '80s?

Margaret Thatcher

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Which country did Antigua and Barbuda gain independence from in 1981?

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In 1994, which former First Lady died, 31 years after her husband did?

Jacqueline Kennedy

Newspaper magnate Robert Maxwell died in 1991, how did it happen?


What type of triple transplant, the first of its kind, took place in 1986?


Which of the following medical innovations did NOT appear first in the 1980s?

Contraceptive Pill

The position of Archbishop of Canterbury was held by who throughout the '90s?

George Carey

Sophie Rhys-Jones married which British royal in 1999?

Prince Edward

At the very start of the '80s who was the President of the United States?

Jimmy Carter

What type of product does NutraSweet, created in 1981, produce?


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In which field did Graham Greene, who died in 1991, find fame?

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Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Shamir were both presidents of which country in the 1980s?


In 1995, Princess Diana was famously interviewed by who?

Martin Bashir

In Britain female what were ordained for the first time in 1994?


What was Dan Quayle, U.S. Vice President in the 1990s, full first name?


Which country was lead by Leopoldo Galtieri in the 1980s?


Who was the President of the Philippines in the 1980s?

Corazon Aquino

Who did Paul Keating replace as Prime Minister of Australia in 1991?

Bob Hawke

Economic crisis during the late 1990s lead to civil unrest and rioting in 2001 in which country?


The third game of the World Series in 1989 was interrupted by what?


In what region were most members of the oil organization OPEC situated in the 1990s?

Middle East

From 1989 to 1994, who was President of South Africa?

F. W. De Klerk

In the 1980s, where did women protested against a cruise missile based in the United Kingdom?

Greenham Common

In 1989, which First Lady moved into the White House?

Barbara Bush

The long-range missiles that were the United States' leading nuclear power in the late 1970s and 1980s were called what?

MGM-31 Pershing

Robert Mugabe returned to where in the '80s after being in exile?


Poland's Karol Jozef Wojtyla was known as what in the 1990s?

Pope John Paul II

In 1999, which of these canals was given back to its native country?


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In which U.S. state did the Exxon Valdez oil spill occur in 1989?

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Who was the first female Prime Minister of Pakistan, she took office in 1988?

Benazir Bhutto

Which type of fish was at the heart of a dispute between Spain and Canada in 1995?


Which car manufacterer joined forces with Daimler-Benz in 1998?


In May 1989, the barbed wire fences between Hungary and which other country were removed?


Which of these countries began allowing legal divorce in 1981?


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The price of a barrel of oil fell to what critical price in 1986?

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In 1991, which chemical storage facility in Melbourne exploded?

Coode Island

Which of these organizations was first formed in 1995?

World Trade Organization

In 1994, South Africa joined the Commonwealth after leaving in what year?


George H. W. Bush defeated who in the 1988 presidential election?

Michael Dukakis

Which of the following countries voted against joining the EU in 1994?


To make Nunavut, which province of Canada was split in 1999?

Northwest Territories

Which volcano erupted in the Philippines in 1991?


A solar eclipse was visible from Europe in which month of 1999?


Which of these iconic buildings first opened its doors to the public in 1993?

Buckingham Palace

General Manuel Noriega was the military governor of which country between 1983 and 1989?


Which country did Jean-Bertrand Aristide become the president of in 1991?


In 1980 Mohammad Reza Pahlavi died, how was he better known?

Shah of Iran

In the '80s, the 414s became famous for what?

Computer hacking

Which of the following drugs was first launched in 1988?


Ronald Reagan defeated who in the 1984 U.S. Presidential election?

Walter Mondale

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