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1980s Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

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1980s Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Over which country did Pan Am flight 103 crash in December 88?
A: Scotland.

Which 1980s US president survived an assassination attempt?
A: Ronald Reagan.

Which Bob who founded Band Aid received an honorary knighthood in 1986?
A: Mick Jagger.

In which 80s film did Meryl Streep play a Polish holocaust survivor?
A: Sophie's Choice.

Up Where We Belong was the theme music to which 80s film with Richard Gere and Debra Winger?
A: An Officer and a Gentleman.

Which 1982 Spielberg classic was about a little boy and his pet alien?
A: E.T.

 

Who sang about his Prerogative in the 1980s?
A: Bobby Brown.

Which TV evangelist did George Bush defeat to win the Republican nomination in 1988?
A: Pat Robertson.

Which Spaniard won two US Masters in the 80s?
A: Seve Ballesteros.

Which movie star appeared in General Hospital form 1981 to 1983?
A: Demi Moore.

Which all-girl group had 80s No 1s with Walk Like An Egyptian and Eternal Flame?
A: Bangles.

In which state did 80s chart-toppers Alabama form?
A: Alabama.

Who had a 1980 No 1 hit with Woman in Love?
A: Barbara Streisand.

 

Who was elected Senator for Tennessee in 1985?
A: Al Gore.

Which sitcom, premiered in 1988, featured Dr. Harry Weston?
A: Empty Nest.

Which spin-off from The Cosby Show premiered in 1987?
A: A Different World.

The 1980 Olympics were boycotted because of the USSR's invasion of which country?
A: Afghanistan.

Where were the 1980 Olympics held which were boycotted by American athletes?
A: Moscow.

Who beat Carl Lewis in 1988 in Seoul but was later disqualified?
A: Ben Johnson.

Which 80s medical drama had the same production company as Hill Street Blues?
A: St. Elsewhere.

 

What kind of Boys had an 80s No 1 with West End Girls?
A: Pet Shop Boys.

In 1989, who had her first of many No 1s with Straight Up?
A: Paula Abdul.

Who was Addicted To Love in the 80s?
A: Robert Palmer.

Which volcano in Washington sate erupted in 1980?
A: Mount St. Helens.

Which 80s leader had a wife called Raisa?
A: Mikhail Gorbachev.

Who released an album called Thriller in 1982?
A: Michael Jackson.

Who won the ladies singles most times at Wimbledon in the 80s?
A: Martina Navratilova.

 

Anwar Sadat was President of which country when he died in 1981?
A: Egypt.

What kind of disaster claimed some 100,000 lives in Armenia in 1988?
A: Earthquake.

Where in the Ukraine was there a nuclear explosion in 1986?
A: Chernobyl.

What island was the home of Bob Marley, who died in 1981?
A: Jamaica.

Which city was devastated by an earthquake in 1985 and then hosted the World Cup in 1986?
A: Mexico.

Which President of the Philippines was deposed in 1986?
A: Marcos.

The increasing scarcity of elephants and rhinos led to a 1989 ban on which substance?
A: Ivory.

Who attempted to assassinate Ronald Reagan in 1981?
A: John Hinckley.

In 1987 Madonna filed for divorce from which husband?
A: Sean Penn.