History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1983

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1983

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This (originally) afternoon children's television show is launched.3rd January
This breakfast time TV channel launches.1st February
This joke political party first contests an election under this name.24th February
This Northern Irish and Arsenal goalkeeper becomes the first player in the history of English football to appear in 1,000 senior matches.26th February
This storage medium goes on sale in the UK.March
The coin for this monetary denomination is introduced in England and Wales.21st April
These devices are first used to combat illegal parking in London.16th May
These two future Prime Ministers are among the new MPs for Labour in the General Election won by a landslide by Thatcher's Conservative's (name either).9th June
The first episode of this historical sitcom is broadcast on BBC 1.15th June
ITV launches this gameshow, hosted by Bob Holness.29th August
38 IRA prisoners escape from this prison in Northern Ireland, the largest prison escape in British history.25th September
Following the retirement of Michael Foot in June, this man is elected leader of the Labour Party.2nd October
Richard Noble, driving this British turbojet-powered vehicle, sets a new land speed record of 634.051 mph over 1 km, an increase of 40 mph on the previous record.4th October
American forces invade this Caribbean Commonwealth country.25th October
This serial killer, nicknamed the Muswell Hill Murderer, is sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of at least 12 young boys.4th November
This man takes office as the elected leader of Sinn Féin.13th November
This motorway opens, linking the M6 north of Wolverhampton with the new town of Telford in Shropshire.23rd November
This author releases the first book in his Discworld series, The Colour of Magic.24th November
An IRA car bomb kills six people and injures 90 outside this department store in London.17th December
This designer and entrepreneur produces his prototype vacuum cleaner.Undated

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