report this ad
Just For Fun
Games to Consider
Create a Quiz
Add a New Topic
Locations & Scores
Become a Host
/ 50 years of British Sport
Can you pick the years when these memorable British sporting moments - in both triumph and disaster - occurred?
Quiz not verified by Sporcle
Harry Potter Logic Puzzle
'J' Food Pictures
Find the US States - No Outlines Minefield
10 Closest US Capitals to Vancouver
5 Scenes, 1 Actor III
Rate 5 stars
Rate 4 stars
Rate 3 stars
Rate 2 stars
Rate 1 star
ADD to PLAYLIST
UEFA Champions League Semifinalists (1994-)
Anita Lonsbrough sets a world record to bag Olympic gold in the 200m breaststroke - the last British female swimmer to win gold for 48 years.
An all-British women's singles final at Wimbledon divided the nation, with Angela Mortimer eventually seeing off Christine Truman in three sets.
Graham Hill wins the Formula One drivers' title - 34 years before his son Damon would do the same.
Henry Cooper floors Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali).
Olympic room-mates Ann Packer and Mary Rand collect five Olympic medals between them - including a gold apiece.
Stanley Matthews retires from sport, and becomes the first footballer to be knighted.
The England football teams wins its first - and, to date only - World Cup.
Foinavon wins an astonishing Grand National after the last-placed horse ambles through a pile-up which had unseated virtually every other rider before cruising to a win.
Manchester United become England's first European Cup winners, seeing off Benfica 4-1 in the Wembley final.
Tony Jacklin enjoys a great year, becoming the first Brit to win the Open in 18 years, and then spearheading a successful Ryder Cup campaign.
England football captain Bobby Moore is falsely accused of stealing an emerald bracelet by a crooked Colombian jewellery store owner.
66 people are killed in a tragic crush at an Old Firm football match in Glasgow.
Mary Peters wins gold in the Olympic pentathlon.
Ray Illingworth is sacked as England cricket captain after admitting his side was 'outbatted, outbowled and outfielded' in their record innings and 229-run defeat against West Indi
Scotland finish their World Cup unbeaten, but are knocked out on goal difference thanks to Yugoslavia's 9-0 win over Zaire.
Barry Sheene completes an incredible recovery from the crash which almost killed him to become motorcycling world champion.
Second division Southampton become the last (up to now) team from outside the top flight to win the FA Cup, beating Manchester United 1-0 in a tense final.
Red Rum becomes the only horse to win three Grand Nationals.
The University boat race comes to an unexpectedly quick finish, when the Cambridge boat sinks.
Brian Clough makes Trevor Francis Britain's first £1million footballer - and is repaid when Francis heads the winner in the European Cup Final.
The Steve Ovett/Sebastian Coe rivalry peaks with each winning an Olympic gold - Coe claiming the 1,500m, Ovett the 800m.
An Ian Botham-inspired England complete one of the greatest cricket comebacks in history at Headingley, turning the series on their way to an astonishing Ashes triumph.
European Championship decathlon win makes Daley Thompson the first athlete - in any event - to be reigning champ in the Olympics, Euros and Commonwealths, while also holding world
Goalkeeper Pat Jennings becomes the first player to appear in 1,000 competitive professional fixtures.
Ice dancers Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean waltz to Olympic gold with a breathtaking and record-breaking routine to Ravel's Bolero.
Dennis Taylor recovers from 0-8 down to win the world snooker title on the final black in the tensest finish the sport has ever seen.
Gary Lineker becomes the only Englishman to claim the golden boot at a World Cup finals tournament.
Nick Faldo wins his first Open - the first of his British-record six golf majors.
Wigan batter Halifax to claim the Challenge Cup - the first of a record-breaking run of eight victories.
Steve Davis wins the last of his then-record six snooker world titles.
Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn clash for the first time, in what is considered by many to be the best British boxing match of all time.
Paul Gascoigne goes loco in FA Cup Final, ruling himself out for a year getting injured while committing a dangerous foul on Nottingham Forest's Gary Charles.
Nigel Mansell wins a then-record nine races to become Britain's first Formula One world champion for 16 years.
Mike Gatting is bamboozled - and loses his off stump - to Shane Warne's 'ball of the century'.
Warwickshire batsman Brian Lara scores a first class record 501 not out as the team romps to County Championship glory.
Colin McRae becomes the first Briton to win the World Rally Championship.
Jockey Frankie Dettori completes an unprecedented feat of winning all seven races in one day during Champions Day at Ascot.
Black, Baulch, Richardson & Thomas win 400m relay World Championship silver - 13 years later it would be updated to gold after US runner Antony Pettigrew admits taking drugs.
Bath become the first English club to win the Heineken Cup.
Manchester United achieve a unique feat in English football, winning a treble of league title, FA Cup and Champions League.
Steve Redgrave becomes the first Brit to win five Olympic gold medals in five different games.
Tim Henman, on verge of Wimbledon final, is denied by rain - the overnight break revitalises opponent Goran Ivanisevic, who comes back strongly after the restart to win in 5 sets.
Lennox Lewis knocks out Mike Tyson to remain the undisputed world heavyweight champion.
Jonny Wilkinson's late drop-goal makes England Rugby World Cup champions.
Arsenal become the first team since the 19th century to finish a season of top flight English football unbeaten.
Sailor Ellen MacArthur breaks the world record for fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe.
Owen Hargreaves is the only Englishman who scores a penalty, as England crash out of ANOTHER major tourament on penalties, this time losing in World Cup to Portugal.
Seven years after its predecessor was closed for good, the new Wembley Stadium opens in London.
Lewis Hamilton becomes the youngest driver to win the Formula One title.
Joe Calzaghe calls a halt to his boxing career, becoming the first British world champion to retire with an undefeated record.
Craig Keiswetter scores 63 as England beat Australia by 7 wickets to claim their first T20 world title.
report this ad
You're not logged in!
Compare scores with friends on all Sporcle quizzes.
Connect with Facebook
Connect with Google
Sign Up with Email
You Might Also Like...
'Doctor Who' Actors
U.K. Author Match
(warning: may contain spoilers)
Top Games Today in Sports
MLB World Series Minefield (2000s)
NFL Chain Game
Teams with Back-to-Back World Series Wins
MLB Top 10 Strikeout Leaders (2000s)
Top Games with Similar Tags
'Doctor Who' Actors
Separated Cities (UK)
Separated Cities (UK) II
That Awkward Moment When... (Movies)
Top User Games in Sports
Premier League Top Scorers
Every Arsenal Scorer Under Wenger
Every Arsenal signing under Arsene Wenger
AC Milan's top 20 goalscorers since 2000
Your Account Isn't Verified!
In order to create a playlist on Sporcle, you need to verify the email address you used during registration. Go to your
to finish the process.
report this ad
mentally stimulating diversions
Quizzes for your site
Report a Problem
Copyright © 2007-2016 Sporcle, Inc.
Go to the Sporcle.com Mobile Site →