History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1975

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1975?

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This man, former manager of Derby County and Leeds United, is appointed manager of struggling Second Division side Nottingham Forest.6th January
This politician beats Edward Heath to become the new leader of the Conservative Party.11th February
A major tube crash at this London station kills 43 people.28th February
This veteran actor is knighted.4th March
This comedy film, providing an alternative retelling of an Arthurian legend, is released.3rd April
Vauxhall launch this car, the first British production small hatchback, which will go on to become Britain's best selling hatchback for the next 3 years.1st May
A coach falls off a bridge near Hebden, in this English county, killing the driver and 31 pensioners on board, the highest ever death toll in a UK road accident.27th May
The UK is one of the ten founding nations of this astronomical organisation.31st May
UEFA hand a 3 year European ban to this Yorkshire club, based on rioting by their fans following a controversial 2-0 loss to Bayern Munich in the European Cup final.13th June
This Yorkshire cricket ground is vandalised by campaigners for the release of armed robber George Davis from prison.19th August
The first episode of this sitcom, featuring a hapless hotel owner and his wife, is broadcast on BBC2.19th September
Dougal Haston and Doug Scott become the first Britons to climb this mountain.24th September
This transport museum is opened in York, becoming the first national museum outside of London.27th September
Queen release this song.10th October
The first public performance by this punk band takes place.6th November
British and Icelandic ships clashed, marking the start of the third instalment of this war.16th November
Donald Neilson is arrested on suspicion of being this notorious murderer.December
IRA members on the run from police break into a flat on this London street, taking the two owners hostage and starting a 6 day siege.6th December
The Willis Building in Ipswich is completed, an early example of the 'high-tech' architecture style of this man.Undated
Jackie Tabick becomes the first female to be made one of these religious leaders.Undated

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