Questions on the 90's. 18 Questions.
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1990 began with the closure of which historical structure following safety concerns?
the Coliseum in Rome
the Great Wall of China
the Leaning Tower of Pisa
In July 1990, over 1400 people were killed in a single tragic incident. What happened?
A Jumbo Jet hit the terminal building in Galle Airport , Sri Lanka
There was a stampede in a pedestrian tunnel in Mecca
A crowded ferry sank in Quezon, Philippines
By Sept 1991, much of the Soviet Union had collapsed. What happened to Leningrad on 6th Sept 91?
It was renamed St Petersburg
It was handed back to Poland
It became an independent autonomous region
Nov 1991 saw the death of one of the greatest entertainers of his era. Who died only one day after announcing that he was ill?
In April 1992, Betty Boothroyd became the first lady to .........?
be elected as Speaker in the House of Commons
score a maximum 147 break in snooker.
referee a men's professional football match
Where were the 1992 Summer Olympics held?
The 1993 Best Picture Oscar went to which film?
In the Name of the Father
Something quite valuable was stolen in Feb 1994. What was it?
Shergar, the racehorse
Edvard Munch's famous painting, "The Scream".
The Elgin Marbles
Irishman Seamus Heaney won the 1995 Nobel Prize for what area of expertise?
The World's population is set to break the 7billion mark sometime next year. What was the World population back in 1995?
1996 saw Britpop at its peak when over 250000 watched which band play at Knebworth?
If, in 1996, the US President met the British Prime Minister, who would be meeting who?
Reagan and Thatcher
Clinton and Major
Blair and Bush (snr)
1997 was the year Lady Diana died. Do you recall the date that the tragedy occurred?
What did Chelsea's Roberto di Matteo do in the 1997 FA Cup Final?
He scored two own goals
He scored the quickest ever FA Cup Final goal
He came on a substitute and scored the winner
Following revelations made in 1998, which name will forever be linked to Monica Lewinsky?
Which was the biggest hit single of 1999?
Lou Bega - "Mambo no.5"
Christina Aguilera - "Genie in a Bottle"
Britney Spears - "Hit Me baby One More Time"
Within 3 days of each other in March 1999, two British entertainers lost their lives. Which two?
Rod Hull and Ernie Wise
Max Bygraves and Dick Emery
Dusty Springfield and Joe Strummer
As the 90's ended, so did the species of Pyrenean Ibex, which was similar to a goat. The last of the species died on 6th January 2000, What happened?
There was a fire in the enclosure at Zagreb Zoo
It escaped and was hit by a Croatian no 6 bus.
An old tree fell on the Ibex as it slept,
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