History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1984

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1984?

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This southeast Asian country gains independence from the UK.1st January
This share index begins.3rd January
This car maker signs an agreement with the British government to build a factory in Britain, meaning foreign cars will be built in Britain for the first time.1st February
Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete in the Winter Olympics at this European location, winning one gold medal.7th-19th February
This pair win Britain's one gold medal, in ice skating.14th February
This union calls a strike that will last until next March, beginning an iconic and crucial period for Thatcher's Conservative government.12th March
This Andrew Lloyd Webber rock musical, featuring a child who dreams of his train set coming to life, opens at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London.27th March
This comedian collapses and dies from a heart attack during the transission of a live show.15th April
This police officer is shot and killed by a secluded gunman during a siege outside the Libyan Embassy.17th April
The Government announces the introduction of this school qualification, which is to replace both O-levels and CSEs.20th June
This man buys the Daily Mirror for £113.4 million.12th July
Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete in the Summer Olympics at this North American location, winning 37 medals, 5 gold.28th July-12th August
The Prince and Princess of Wales give their second child, a son, this name.16th September
The UK and China sign the initial agreement to return this territory to China in 1997.26th September
Police in Essex make the largest seizure of this drug in British history when a multi-million pound stash is found on a schooner moored on the River Crouch.5th October
The Provisional IRA attempts to assassinate the Conservative cabinet by bombing their hotel in this south coast town; Thatcher escapes unscathed.12th October
This darts player achieves the first televised nine dart finish.13th October
This ITV police drama airs its first episode.16th October
36 of Britain and Ireland's top pop musicians, calling themselves Band Aid, gather to record this song in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia.25th November
This pop group is involved in a serious road accident near Newcastle when their tour bus crashes in icy conditions.12th December
This man becomes Poet Laureate following the death of John Betjeman.19th December
The dockyards in this north Kent town are closed after being used as a shipbuilding yard for over 400 years, since the reign of Henry VIII.Undated

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