History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1976

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1976?

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Korean cars are introduced to the UK market for the first time, with this manufacturer launching its Pony family saloon.January
This Scottish political party is formed.18th January
The first commercial flight of this airliner takes place.21st January
The Queen opens this building in Birmingham.2nd February
Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete in the Winter Olympics in this European city, winning 1 gold medal.4th-15th February
This skater becomes Britain's first gold medallist at the Winter Olympics.11th February
Anita Roddick opens the first of these cosmetics stores in Brighton.26th March
The UK wins the Eurovision Song Contest for the 3rd time, with this band singing ''Save Your Kisses For Me''.3rd April
This man becomes Prime Minister, following Harold Wilson's resignation.5th April
This comedy actor and star of the Carry On film series, dies on stage in Sunderland having suffered a fatal heart attack.26th April
This South Coast club wins the first major trophy of its 91-year history when they beat Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup final.1st May
This African island country gains independence from the UK.29th June
This man is elected as the new leader of the Liberal Party, following the resignation of Jeremy Thorpe.7th July
Ford launches this hatchback.14th July
Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete in the Summer Olympics in this North American city, winning 13 medals, 3 gold.17th July-1st August
The Royal Shakespeare Company opens a production of Shakespeare's Macbeth in Stratford-upon-Avon, with Ian McKellen and Judi Dench in the lead roles, and this man directing.9th September
This type of train is introduced on the route between London and Bristol.4th October
This racing driver becomes world champion.24th October
The Sex Pistols release this song, their debut single.26th November
Richard Dawkins releases this book, a treatise on the genetic model of evolution.Undated

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