History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1954

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1954?

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A British Overseas Airways Corporation de Havilland Comet crashes in this European sea following fatigue failure, killing all 35 on board.10th January
This organisation, responsible for overseeing the UK's nuclear progamme, is formed.12th February
A British Medical Committee report suggests the existence of a link between smoking and this disease.12th February
The BBC broadcasts the first episode of this programme, generally considered the first soap opera broadcast on TV in the UK.2nd April
The 100th Boat Race is won by this university.3rd April
This Midlands club wins their first ever First Division title.24th April
This man becomes the first to run a sub-4 minute mile.6th May
This J.R.R. Tolkien novel is published.6th June
A message from this pope is the first broadcast on the new Eurovision Network, founded by the UK and several other Western European countries.6th June
Britain witnesses the first of these astral events since 1927.30th June
This northern Scottish island, known for its bird observatory and a traditional style of knitting, is acquired by the National Trust for Scotland.3rd September
This William Golding novel, about a group of boys stuck on an unhabited island who try and govern themselves, with disastrous results, is published.17th September
This Ethiopian leader visits the UK.14th October
Britain agrees to end its military occupation of this Middle Eastern waterway.19th October
This radio (and later television) comedy series, starring the eponymous comedian playing an exaggerated and much poorer version of himself living in East Cheam, first airs.2nd November
This BBC television series, the first British police procedural, based on the real-life memoirs of a Scotland Yard detective and starring Bruce Seton, is first broadcast.13th November
A BOAC Boeing 377 Stratocruiser crashes on landing at this Scottish airport in poor visibility.25th December
The first location of this fast food hamburger chain opens in Coventry.Undated

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