History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1981

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1981?

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This man is arrested on suspicion of being the Yorkshire Ripper, who is believed to murdered 13 women and attacked 7 others since 1975.5th January
The funeral of this royal figure, the last surviving grandchild of Queen Victoria, takes place.9th January
The Times and The Sunday Times are bought by this company, owned by Rupert Murdoch.12th February
This DIY and garden store opens its first premises in Croydon, south London.3rd March
Sinclair Research launch this home computer, which goes on to become one of the bestselling early home computers.5th March
This man replaces Tom Baker as Doctor Who.21st March
This political party is formed by the ''Gang of Four'' who broke away from the Labour Party.26th March
This road race is held for the first time.29th March
This Academy Award-winning film, charting the story of two athletes competing in the 1924 Olympics, is released.30th March
This band win the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest, singing ''Making Your Mind Up''.4th April
This man, an IRA member on hunger strike in the Maze prison, is elected MP for Fermanagh and Tyrone in a by-election; he dies 25 days later.10th April
More than 300 people, mostly police officers, are injured and extensive damage caused to property in riots in this south London location.11th April
This suspension bridge, the longest in the world at time of construction, connecting Lincolnshire with East Yorkshire, opens to traffic.24th June
Riots break out in this area of Liverpool, which sees the first use of CS gas by British police.5th July
Prince Charles marries this woman at Westminster Cathedral, in a ceremony watched by an audience of 30 million people (the 2nd highest British audience of all time).29th July
This man is sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder of John Lennon.24th August
This woman is appointed the BBC's first black newsreader.27th August
The first episode of this BBC sitcom, starring David Jason, is aired.8th September
This English midfielder becomes Britain's most expensive transfer in a £1.5 million move from West Bromwich Albion to Manchester United.1st October
This band releases their debut album Speak and Spell.5th October
The first case of this disease, which attacks the immune system, is diagnosed in the UK.December
This man becomes leader of the National Union of Mineworkers.8th December

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