Which Decade Was It?

Random History or decade Quiz

Can you name the decade in which these events occurred?

Updated Jun 26, 2013

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EventDecade
First man walks on the moon (60 or 70)
Brazil wins its first World Cup (50 or 60)
Robert Mugabe becomes Prime Minister of Zimbabwe (70 or 80)
Chicago White Sox throw the World Series (10 or 20)
Canadian dollar bill discontinued (80 or 90)
First four-minute mile (40 or 50)
Space shuttle Challenger explodes (80 or 90)
Pol Pot comes to power (60 or 70)
D. B. Cooper hijacks Northwest Orient flight 305 (60 or 70)
First known AIDS death in the US (70 or 80)
Queen Elizabeth II begins her reign (40 or 50)
Hawaii becomes a state (50 or 60)
Kyrgyzstan becomes independent country (80 or 90)
The Matrix released in theaters (90 or 00)
Arnold Schwarzenegger wins his first Mr. Olympia bodybuilding title (60 or 70)
Tulsa race riot (10 or 20)
Terrorists led by Ramzi Yousef attack the World Trade Center (90 or 00)
Facebook created (90 or 00)
Ronald Reagan shot (70 or 80)
Iran Air Flight 655 shot down by US warship (70 or 80)
EventDecade
First Garfield comic published (70 or 80)
Miracle on Ice (70 or 80)
India becomes independent from the United Kingdom (40 or 50)
Instagram launched (00 or 10)
The first Super Bowl is played (50 or 60)
World War I ends (10 or 20)
First man in space (50 or 60)
Panama takes control of the Panama Canal (90 or 00)
Rodney King beat by police (80 or 90)
Marshall University football team plane crash (60 or 70)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy published (70 or 80)
Wheel of Fortune debuts (70 or 80)
Passenger pigeon goes extinct (00 or 10)
Jamaican national bobsled team's first Olympic appearance (80 or 90)
World War II begins (30 or 40)
USS Cole attacked in Yemen (90 or 00)
Final episode of M*A*S*H (70 or 80)
The Titanic sinks (10 or 20)
Soviet Union established (10 or 20)
Scientology founded (40 or 50)

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