History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1995

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1995?

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This man, charged with the murder of 12 women and children, including two of his daughters, is found hanged in his cell.1st January
This footballer assaults a spectator after being sent off for Manchester United against Crystal Palace.25th January
This electrical goods retailer and former sponsors of the Football League Cup close their 311 stores, with the loss of more than 3,000 jobs.7th February
This man, manager of Arsenal, is sacked over allegations that he accepted illegal payments from an agent when signing two players in 1992.21st February
This newspaper column in The Independent, chronicling the life of a thirty-something single woman living in London, is first published.28th February
The Queen arrives in this South African city for the first royal visit to the country in nearly 50 years.20th March
This Korean carmaker begins selling cars in the UK, starting with the Nexia and Espero.1st April
This Lancashire club win their first top flight title since 1914.14th May
This Philip Pullman novel, the first in the His Dark Materials trilogy, is published.July
British forces are sent to this Bosnian city to aid in the attempt to break the siege, which has been ongoing since 1992.23rd July
Following a 3-1 defeat for a relatively young and inexperienced Manchester United side against Aston Villa on the opening day of the season, Alan Hansen offers this criticism.19th August
Middlesbrough move into this stadium, a replacement for Ayresome Park and the largest postwar stadium constructed in England.26th August
This boxer wins the WBC world heavyweight championship.2nd September
Julie Goodyear, who played this character on Coronation Street, leaves the show after nearly 30 years.19th October
'Vauxhall unveils this new model, set to replace the Cavalier.20th October
Essex student Leah Betts dies in hospital 4 days after overdosing on this drug, sparking a media crusade led by her parents against the drug and its suppliers.16th November
This royal gives a revealing interview to Martin Bashir on BBC's Panorama, which recieves the highest audience for a current affairs program in the UK.20th November
Goldeneye, the 16th James Bond film, is released, with this actor playing 007.24th November
Nick Leeson is jailed for six and a half years on a double fraud charge relating to the recent financial collapse of this bank.2nd December

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