1983 Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers
The migration of the ARPANET to " what" is officially
A: TCP/IP (this is considered to be the beginning of the true Internet).
Kīlauea on the Big Island of Hawaii begins what?
A: Slowly erupting and is still flowing as of 2014.
Where is High-ranking war criminal Klaus Barbie
A: In Bolivia.
Twenty-five members of the Red Brigades are sentenced to
life imprisonment for what?
A: The 1978 murder of Aldo Moro.
Lotus 1-2-3 is released for what?
A: IBM PC compatible computers.
Where do seatbelts become mandatory for drivers and front
A: In United Kingdom.
Klaus Barbie is officially charged with what?
A: War crimes.
13 people are killed in a what in Seattle, Washington?
A: An attempted robbery.
Who is elected Prime Minister of Australia?
A: Bob Hawke.
Michael Jackson performs "Billie Jean" and introduces the
First flight of the which Space Shuttle?
A: The Challenger.
Return of the Jedi does what?
A: Opens in theatres.
Who wins the Indianapolis 500?
A: Tom Sneva.
Britain's Conservative government, led by Margaret
Thatcher, is re-elected by a what?
A: A landslide majority.
Pioneer 10 passes the orbit of Neptune, becoming the first
man-made object to do what?
A: Leave the vicinity of the major planets of the Solar System.
Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space aboard
A: Space Shuttle Challenger on the STS-7 mission.
The government of Poland announces the end of what?
A: Martial law and amnesty for political prisoners.
Hurricane Alicia hits the Texas coast, killing 22 and causing over US$3.8 billion (2005 dollars) in damage.
August 21 – Benigno Aquino, Jr., Philippines opposition
leader, is assassinated in Manila just as he what?
A: Returns from exile.
Korean Air Lines Flight 007 is shot down by Soviet Union
when the commercial aircraft does what?
A: Enters Soviet airspace. All 269 on board are killed including U.S. Congressman Larry McDonald.
The Soviet Union admits to shooting down Korean
Flight 007, stating what?
A: That the pilots did not know it was a civilian aircraft when it violated Soviet airspace.
What does President Reagan announce?
A: That the Global Positioning System (GPS) will be made available for civilian use.
Who becomes the first African American to be crowned Miss
A: Vanessa L. Williams.
Wheel of Fortune begins its syndicated version, which still
A: It still churns out new episodes to this very day.
What U.S. rock group launches their first self-titled
A: The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The Australian yacht Australia II wins the what?
A: The America's Cup.
Japan's former Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka is found guilty
A: Taking a $2 million bribe from Lockheed, and sentenced to 4 years in jail.
Maurice Bishop, Prime Minister of Grenada, and 40 others
A: Assassinated in a military coup.
Simultaneous suicide truck-bombings destroy both the French
Army and United States Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, killing how many people?
A: It kills 241 U.S. servicemen, 58 French paratroopers and 6 Lebanese civilians.
President Reagan signs a bill creating a federal
A: American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Chrysler introduces the what?
A: Dodge Caravan, the first "minivan".
Ronald Reagan becomes the first U.S. President to address
A: The National Diet, Japan's national legislature.
The immunosuppressant cyclosporine is approved by the FDA,
leading to a revolution in what field?
A: The field of transplantation.
Two Spanish passenger planes collide on the foggy runway at
a Madrid airport, killing how many people?
Military rule ends and democracy is restored in what
Pope John Paul II visits Rebibbia prison to forgive whom?
A: His would-be assassin Mehmet Ali Ağca.
Who wins the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences?
A: Gérard Debreu.
Kellogg's introduces what new cereal?
What does McDonald's introduce?
A: The McNugget.