History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1977

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1977?

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This politician, the Home Secretary, announces he is leaving the House of Commons to become President of the European Commission.3rd January
This television presenter is sacked following an infamous interview with the Sex Pistols on ITV's Today Show, in which they swore repeatedly.6th January
This band release their Grammy-winning album Rumours.4th February
James Callaghan threatens to withdraw state aid to this motor manufacturer unless it puts an end to strikes.1st March
The World Snooker Championship moves to this venue, and attracts TV coverage for the first time.18th April
This company is formed to run the nationalised British aviation industry.29th April
James Callaghan officially opens this motorway, which was completed with the opening of the final stretch around Exeter.27th May
Queen Elizabeth II celebrates this Jubilee.7th June
This Manchester United manager is dismissed by the club due to his affair with the wife of the club's physiotherapist.4th July
This cricketer scores the 100th century of his career, against Australia at Headingley.11th August
This area of south-east London sees rioting and confrontation between National Front marchers and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators.13th August
This rock star, lead singer of T. Rex, is killed in a car accident in London.16th September
This man launches his budget airline Skytrain, with a single fare from Gatwick to New York costing just £59.26th September
The Sex Pistols release this album, regarded as one of the most important albums of the last 40 years.27th October
These emergency workers go on national strike for the first time.14th November
The Queen becomes a grandmother for the first time when this royal figure gives birth to a son.15th November
This man signs a permanent contract as England manager, despite the national team's failure to qualify for the second World Cup in a row.12th December
The Queen opens an extension to this London Underground line to Heathrow Airport.16th December
This comedy duo's Christmas show attracts a audience of more than 28 million viewers, one of the highest ever recorded in UK television history.25th December
This sci-fi film is screened in British cinemas for the first time.27th December

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