History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1937

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1937?

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This Welsh singer, perhaps best known for recording the theme songs to three Bond films: Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker, is born.8th January
This man ground-tests the world's first jet engine designed to power an aircraft, at Rugby.12th April
The coronation of this King takes place at Westminster Abbey.12th May
This man, most famous as the inventor of the wind-up radio, is born.13th May
This man becomes Prime Minister following the resignation of Stanley Baldwin.28th May
Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor marries this woman in the Château de Candé.3rd June
This emergency telephone number is introduced.1st July
The Peel Commission proposes the partition of this Middle Eastern British Mandate into separate Arab and Jewish states.7th July
The Matrimonial Causes Act adds insanity and desertion to infidelity as grounds for this legal process.23rd July
This J. R. R. Tolkien novel is published.21st September
This fictional character is created by Jan Struther for a series of newspaper columns for The Times; it is later adapted into a film of the same name.6th October
This actor, known for his sonorous voice, and for roles in Flash Gordon, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and The Black Adder, is born.9th October
This footballer, a Manchester United midfielder for virtually his entire career from 1956-1973, and a vital component of England's 1966 World Cup winning team, is born.11th October
This footballer plays his last match for Celtic, achieving a British record of 550 goals scored during his senior career.16th October
This director, known for films including Alien, Blade Runner and Black Hawk Down, is born.30th November
The first issue of this children's comic is published.4th December
George Thomson wins the Nobel Prize in Physics jointly with Clinton Davisson for their experimental discovery of the diffraction of this particle by crystals.10th December
A nickel-brass twelve-sided coin is introduced for this monetary denomination.Undated

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