History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1985

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1985?

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This communication device is used for the first time in Britain.1st January
Clive Sinclair launches this vehicle, a battery-assisted tricycle.10th January
This BBC soap opera airs its first episode.19th February
This man buys the London-based department store Harrods.11th March
Rioting breaks out in the FA Cup quarter final between Luton Town and this London club, with hundreds of hooligans tearing seats from the stands, before invading the pitch.13th March
Bernie Grant, born in this South American country, becomes the first black council leader when he is elected leader of the Labour-controlled London Borough of Haringey council.30th April
A fire engulfs a wooden stand at this football stadium, home to Bradford City, killing 56 people and injuring more than 200.11th May
39 fans die when they are crushed against a retaining wall which then collapses in this stadium, due to host the European Cup final between Liverpool and Juventus.29th May
This Bond film is released, the last to star Roger Moore as 007.13th June
These concerts, held in London and Philadelphia, help raise over £50 million for famine relief in Ethiopia.13th July
55 people are killed at this city's airport when a British Airtours Boeing 737 bursts into flames after the pilot aborted takeoff.22nd August
This Spanish carmaker begins importing cars to the UK.September
A joint Franco-American expedition locates the wreck of this ship.1st September
This man is arrested on suspicion of murdering his adoptive parents, his sister and her two sons at their Essex farmhouse in August.8th September
Rioting, mostly motivated by racial tension, breaks out in this area of Birmingham.9th September
This manager of the Scottish football team collapses and dies from a heart attack, after a 1-1 draw with Wales secures Scotland's place in the World Cup qualification playoff.10th September
Mrs Cynthia Jarrett, a 49 y.o. black woman, dies after falling over during a police search of her council on this housing estate in Tottenham, London, sparking rioting. 5th October
This policeman is fatally stabbed during the above riots, the first policeman killed in a riot since 1833.6th October
This charity is launched by comedians Richard Curtis and Lenny Henry.25th December
This band's album Brothers In Arms becomes the first million selling CD.Undated

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