History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1989

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1989?

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A British Midland Boeing 737 crashes onto the M1 motorway near this Leicestershire village (which gives the disaster its name) on an emergency approach to East Midlands Airport8th January
Muslims demonstrate in Bradford against this Salman Rushdie work, burning copies of the book in the streets.14th January
John Cleese wins a libel case after the Daily Mirror described him as having become like this sitcom character.25th January
This company begins broadcasting as the first satellite TV service in Britain.5th February
In an episode watched by over 20 million people, this Eastenders character is killed.23rd February
This golfer becomes the first English winner of the US Masters.10th April
94 fans are killed in a crush at this stadium during the FA Cup semi final between Nottingham Forest and Liverpool.15th April
The Sun causes considerable controversy by running this headline over an article claiming supporters robbed injured and dead spectators and attacked police at the above event.19th April
This pleasure boat sinks following a collision with a dredger on the River Thames, drowning 51 people.20th August
The coalfield in this county is ended with the closure of the last colliery at Betteshanger.26th August
The IRA bomb the Royal Marine School of Music in this Kent coast town.22nd September
This man resigns as Chancellor of the Exchequer, and is replaced by John Major.26th September
Ford Motor Company takes over this luxury car maker in a £1.6 billion deal.2nd November
This shopping centre in Dudley becomes fully operational with the opening of the final shopping mall; it becomes Europe's largest indoor shopping centre.14th November
This English goalkeeper becomes the first £1 million keeper in a transfer from Bristol Rovers to Crystal Palace.21st November
Thatcher, along with Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan, declare the end of this war.3rd December
This BBC sci-fi show is discontinued after 26 years.6th December
ITV attracts a new record audience of nearly 27 million for the episode of Coronation Street in which this character is run over by a Blackpool tram.8th December
The film A Grand Day Out is released, introducing this pair of claymation characters.Undated

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