History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1978

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1978?

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This Scottish central defender becomes Britain's first £500,000 transfer in a move from Leeds United to Manchester United.9th February
This newsreader, who later helped launch TV-am, becomes ITN's first female newsreader.13th February
This Douglas Adams work is first broadcast by BBC Radio 4.8th March
The Conservative Party recruit this respected advertising agency to revamp their image.30th March
This East Midlands side win their first First Division title, under the management of Brian Clough.23rd April
This day becomes a bank holiday for the first time.1st May
This cricketer becomes the first ever to score a century and take 8 wickets in a single Test innings.19th June
This Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, focussing on the life of Argentinian politician Eva Perón, opens at the Prince Edward Theatre in London.21st June
Eleven people are killed in a train fire at this Somerset town, the worst rail accident since the Hither Green crash 11 years earlier.6th July
This Pacific nation gains independence from the UK.7th July
This person becomes the world's first human born from in vitro fertilisation.25th July
This Bulgarian dissident writer is stabbed by a poison tipped umbrella on Waterloo Bridge, and dies 4 days later.7th September
A ceremony is held to mark the completion of this northwestern English city's cathedral, which had begun construction in 1904.25th October
Buckingham Palace announces that this royal figure is to join the Royal Navy.20th November
This defender becomes the first black player to play for England, appearing in a 1-0 friendly win over Czechoslovakia.29th November
An industrial dispute closes down this newspaper for almost a year.30th November
These sculptures first appear in Milton Keynes.Undated

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