History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1987

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1987?

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This man, special envoy of the Archbishop of Canterbury in Lebanon, disappears in Beirut while negotiating for the release of hostages.20th January
This airline company is privatised and floated on the London Stock Exchange.11th February
British ferry MMS Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes while leaving this Belgian port, killing 193 on board.6th March
This Midlands club win their first ever FA Cup, beating Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 to condemn Spurs to their first FA Cup final loss in 8 games.16th May
This former prime minister is amongst the MPs retiring from parliament as the Conservatives win a third successive term in office.11th June
Timothy Dalton becomes the 4th actor to portray James Bond with the release of this film.29th June
This English striker becomes the most expensive domestic transfer in a £1.9 million move from Newcastle United to Liverpool.30th June
The Queen opens this transport system in east London, the first driverless railway in Britain.31st July
This Rick Astley single is released.3rd August
This man shoots dead 14 people in the Berkshire town of Hungerford before taking his own life.19th August
Ford completes its takeover of this luxury car maker.7th September
This Swedish furniture store opens its first premises in Britain in Warrington, Cheshire.1st October
Hurricane force winds batter the south of England in this weather event, which kills 23 people and causes £2 billion worth of damage.15th-16th October
This financial event occurs, in which global stock markets crashed; the FTSE lost over a quarter of its value in one day.19th October
This retired jockey is jailed for 3 years for tax evasion.23rd October
This London airport opens.5th November
Eleven people are killed by a Provisional IRA bomb at a service marking this day in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.8th November
A fire at this London Underground station kills 31 people.18th November
Construction of this continental link is initiated.15th December
ITV see their biggest audience as more than 26 million viewers watch this character's last appearance on the Christmas Day episode of Coronation Street.25th December

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