How Much Do You Know About The Year 1981?

Are you a history buff? Let's see how much you can remember about the year 1981!
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Who became President of the United States on January 20th, 1981?
Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
George H.W. Bush
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After 444 days, 52 American hostage were released in which country on January 20th,
Iran
Iraq
Lebanon
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Which Pope was wounded by a gunman in May of 1981?
Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Francis
Pope John Paul II
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Which Egyptian President was assassinated on October 6, 1981 by Islamic extremists?
Anwar er-Sadat
Gamal Abdel Nasser
Mohamed Morsi
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Ronald Reagan was rushed to the hospital after been shot by what man?
James Earl Ray
Mark David Chapman
John Hickley Jr.
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In 1981, who became the first ever woman appointed to the Supreme Court?
Sonia Sotomayor
Condoleezza Rice
Sandra Day O'COnnor
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After five consecutive Wimbledon singles titles, Bjorn Borg finally lost in 1981 to what American tennis player?
Jimmy Connors
John McEnroe
Pete Sampras
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What 1981 film was awarded the Academy Award for Best Picture?
On Golden Pond
Chariots of Fire
Atlantic City
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What beloved former World Champion heavyweight boxer, nicknamed the Brown Bomber, passed away in 1981?
Sonny Liston
Jack Johnson
Joe Louis
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What artificial sweetener became FDA approved in 1981?
Splenda
Aspartame
Glycerol
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Which popular video game was released in the United States in 1981?
Ms. Pacman
Tetris
Pong
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On April 1, 1981, what television station premiered with the line, "Ladies and Gentleman, Rock and Roll."?
MTV
E!
Comedy Central
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You either weren't around for 1981 or you forgot a lot of the big events!

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You knew most of the big stuff but still missed a few key events!

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You did great! you know everything there is to know about 1981!

A+, Historian

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1
Who became President of the United States on January 20th, 1981?
Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
George H.W. Bush
2
After 444 days, 52 American hostage were released in which country on January 20th,
Iran
Iraq
Lebanon
3
Which Pope was wounded by a gunman in May of 1981?
Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Francis
Pope John Paul II
4
Which Egyptian President was assassinated on October 6, 1981 by Islamic extremists?
Anwar er-Sadat
Gamal Abdel Nasser
Mohamed Morsi
5
Ronald Reagan was rushed to the hospital after been shot by what man?
James Earl Ray
Mark David Chapman
John Hickley Jr.
6
In 1981, who became the first ever woman appointed to the Supreme Court?
Sonia Sotomayor
Condoleezza Rice
Sandra Day O'COnnor
7
After five consecutive Wimbledon singles titles, Bjorn Borg finally lost in 1981 to what American tennis player?
Jimmy Connors
John McEnroe
Pete Sampras
8
What 1981 film was awarded the Academy Award for Best Picture?
On Golden Pond
Chariots of Fire
Atlantic City
9
What beloved former World Champion heavyweight boxer, nicknamed the Brown Bomber, passed away in 1981?
Sonny Liston
Jack Johnson
Joe Louis
10
What artificial sweetener became FDA approved in 1981?
Splenda
Aspartame
Glycerol
11
Which popular video game was released in the United States in 1981?
Ms. Pacman
Tetris
Pong
12
On April 1, 1981, what television station premiered with the line, "Ladies and Gentleman, Rock and Roll."?
MTV
E!
Comedy Central