Brought to you by quizmaster Graham Jones
Of course, a lot of us weren’t around twenty years ago and so the alternative to doing the quiz is to look for hidden creatures in the words of the questions: there is at least one in every question, but some have two (2).
- The Prime Minister’s first names were “Anthony Charles Lynton” by what name is he usually known?
- Whether peacemaking or warmongering NATO began bombing which European country?
- Which band played “Paint it Black” at the Don Valley Stadium?
- Who sang “I will always love you” at the Sheffield Arena three years before she died in the bath?
- “Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien” who died on 2nd March at Henley on Thames, was a famous singer. What was her professional name?
- Terry Pratchett’s book “The fifth elephant” was published. It was part of which 41 book series?
- A former Beatle got stabbed on 30th December. Does anyone remember which one?
- JK Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of – – – – – – -’ was published. (2).
- Brooklyn, the son of two celebrities was born. In which world famous group did his mother sing? (2)
- On 17th March Rod Hull died after falling off his roof, fixing his TV aerial? What was the name of his aggressive puppet?
- On 28th March, actor Sir Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde died. What was his stage name?
- A famous eminent Sheffield boxer defeated World Boxing Council featherweight champion Cesar Soto of Mexico in October at Detroit, Michigan. (2).
- Helen Sharman was awarded an honorary doctorate by Exeter University. Before she became the first British astronaut in 1991, she used to be a researcher for which appropriately named chocolate company?
- 2nd November marked the Centenary of a tragic disaster near Shalesmoor, caused by the explosion of what type of water heating equipment? (2).
- A government scheme was launched to address inner city areas wanting improvement resulting in £50 million for Burngreave? (2).
- There was a military coup in Pakistan in which General Pervez Musharraf assumed executive powers? Which former cricketer has been the leader of Pakistan since 2018? (2).
- The first episode of this BBC TV hospital drama was shown. Maybe we still watch it. (2).
- A new currency was launched across a number of countries including Ireland but not the United Kingdom. What is it called? (2).
- The Welsh Assembly opened on 26th May. Which country’s new parliament came later on 1st July? (2).
- The first edition of the Burngreave Messenger hit the streets. Where were the headquarters of this new tribune of the people?