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1989 Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

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1980s Trivia - Questions With Answers From the Year 1989

Prime Minister Ranasinghe Premadasa takes office as the third President of what country?
A: Sri Lanka.

Two Libyan MiG-23 "Floggers" are engaged and shot down by what?
A:  2 US Navy F-14 Tomcats.

President of the United States Ronald Reagan delivers his what?
A: Farewell address to the nation.

Patrick Edward Purdy kills and wounds how many children and then shoots himself in Stockton, California?
A: He kills 5 children, wounds 30.

George H. W. Bush succeeds whom as the 41st President of the USA?
A: Ronald Reagan.

The last Soviet Union armored column leaves what city, ending 9 years of military occupation since 1979?
A: Kabul.

Who takes office as President of Venezuela?
A: Carlos Andrés Pérez.


Who is consecrated as the first female bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America?
A: Barbara Clementine Harris .

Union Carbide agrees to pay US$470 million to who for damages it caused in the 1984 Bhopal disaster?
A: The Indian government.

The first of how many Global Positioning System satellites is placed into orbit?
A: 24.

After protracted testimony, the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee rejects, 11–9, President Bush's nomination of whom for Secretary of Defense?
A: John Tower.

The funeral of Hirohito is attended by representatives of how many nations?
A: 160.

Iran places a US $3-million bounty on the head of whom?
A: The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie.

Twelve European Community nations agree to ban the production of all what by the end of the century?
A: Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).


President George H. W. Bush bans the importation of certain what?
A: Guns deemed assault weapons into the United States.

Who is elected President of El Salvador?
A: Alfredo Cristiani.

Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke does what on national television as he admits marital infidelity?
A: Weeps.

Clint Malarchuk of the NHL Buffalo Sabres suffers an almost fatal injury when another player accidentally does what?
A: Slits his throat.

Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann at the University of Utah announce that they have achieved what?
A: Cold fusion.

In Alaska's Prince William Sound, the Exxon Valdez spills how much oil after running aground?
A: 240,000 barrels.

At the 61st Academy Awards, what movie won Best Picture?
A: Rain Man.


Margaret Thatcher's new local government tax, the Poll tax, is introduced where?
A: In Scotland.

The Polish Government and the Solidarity labor union sign an agreement restoring what?
A: Solidarity to legal status, and agreeing to hold democratic elections on June 1.

The Soviet submarine K-278 Komsomolets does what?
A: It sinks in the Barents Sea, killing 41.

Ron Hextall becomes the first goaltender in NHL history to do what?
A: Score a goal in the playoffs.

The death of Hu Yaobang sparks the beginning of what?
A: The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.

A gun turret explodes on the U.S. battleship Iowa, killing how many crew members?
A: 47.

Pope John Paul II begins a 9-day trip to what countries?
A: Madagascar, Zambia, Malawi, and Réunion.


The Soviet Union issues its first what?
A: Visa card in a step to digitalize its banking system.

Magnum XL-200 opens at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio as the world's what?
A: The world's tallest and fastest roller coaster.

Who wins the Argentine presidential election?
A: Carlos Menem.

Who resigns as Prime Minister of Italy?
A: Ciriaco De Mita.

Where does the Chinese government declare martial law?
A: In Beijing.

The wreck of what German battleship which was sunk in 1941, is located 600 miles (970 km) west of Brest, France?
A: Bismarck.

Who becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of China?
A: Jiang Zemin.


What new television show premieres?
A: Seinfeld.

Steffi Graf and Boris Becker of West Germany win singles titles at the what?
A:  1989 Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

France celebrates what?
A: The 200th anniversary of the French Revolution.

What Northrop Grumman plane makes its first flight?
A: B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber.

Who takes office as Prime Minister of Italy?
A: Giulio Andreotti.

A federal grand jury indicts Cornell University student Robert Tappan Morris for what?
A: For releasing a computer virus.

Pakistan is readmitted to what?
A: The Commonwealth of Nations after leaving it in 1972.

Who is elected President of Bolivia, taking office the next day?
A: Jaime Paz Zamora.

Army General Colin Powell became the first black chairman of the what?
A: Joint Chiefs of Staff after being nominated by President Bush.

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