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BoredAdminGirl Wed 10-Dec-14 12:45:03

The Radio is running a competition to win a free meal in my favourite restaurant PLUS my DP has just got a new job after being made redundant 2 weeks ago, guess this would be a nice treat.

AIBU to ask you if you would have any clue what this could be.

The question is

"The anser is 1979" so you have to work out the answer.

Anything going on in the world right now that could be the question?

Help please smile

BoredAdminGirl Wed 10-Dec-14 12:45:38

*Work out the question. Sorry!

SoonToBeMrsB Wed 10-Dec-14 12:47:12

"1979" is a great song by Smashing Pumpkins. Other than that, I'm of no use to you! grin

plantsitter Wed 10-Dec-14 12:48:22

Margaret thatcher became pm?

WhatsGoingOnEh Wed 10-Dec-14 12:48:57

When was Kate Middleton born? (That's a guess, I'm not even sure how old she is!)

MissCalamity Wed 10-Dec-14 12:49:26

The year that all great people were born in?! fgrin

Ok, seriously...year of the first female prime minister?

GoodKingQuintless Wed 10-Dec-14 12:49:57

In what year was Quint 7?

BoredAdminGirl Wed 10-Dec-14 12:52:05

Margaret Thatcher was incorrect!
Will try again using a different name Lol

MonstrousRatbag Wed 10-Dec-14 12:52:21

The year Margaret Thatcher was first elected/Britain's first woman prime minister;
The year of the Iranian revolution (and also the siege of the US embassy in Tehran;
1st million pound footballer in the UK (Trevor Francis, signed for Nottingham Forest, who win the European Cup);
St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines both become independent from the UK;
Jeremy Thorpe trial;
Jubilee Line opens;
Lord Mountbatten is killed by the IRA;

and loads more.

isthisunfair1967 Wed 10-Dec-14 12:53:04

Questions and answers - sham 69?

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sham_69

ThreeQuartersEmpty Wed 10-Dec-14 12:54:44

This day in 1979 Eddie Kidd did his famous motorbike jump. Is he local to you?

MidniteScribbler Wed 10-Dec-14 12:55:44

Where do you live? That might help narrow it down.

GoodKingQuintless Wed 10-Dec-14 12:57:02

The revolution in Iran was a pretty big event. Ayatollah Khomeini creates the Council of the Islamic Revolution.

BoredAdminGirl Wed 10-Dec-14 12:57:23

I live in South Wales, Uk

OnIlkleyMoorBahTwat Wed 10-Dec-14 12:59:23

Does the radio station have form for running this type of quiz? Is so, are there any clues on their website as to what the previous questions/answers were.

Is it that they have a question thought up where the answer is 1979 and you have to guess what it is (a reverse question/answer competition) or is there more to it than that?

Can you enter more than once, or just once?

From googling:

What year was the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy published?

When did pick someone from this list die?

When was someone from this list born?

Good luck!

plantsitter Wed 10-Dec-14 12:59:59

There was a welsh assembly referendum in 1979 could it be that?

BoredAdminGirl Wed 10-Dec-14 13:01:08

I'm not sure, having a look on their website now.

No further clues. I'm thinking it must be something relative, something to do with Christmas perhaps

SagaNorensSnowflakeTrousers Wed 10-Dec-14 13:01:38

What year did Wales vote against devolution? confused

Neil Kinnock, South Wales MP, becomes shadow education spokesman. confused confused

isthisunfair1967 Wed 10-Dec-14 13:03:04

BBC Radio Cymru launched in 1979

Bellejessleo Wed 10-Dec-14 13:04:38

First thing I thought was smashing pumpkins song.

SagaNorensSnowflakeTrousers Wed 10-Dec-14 13:05:46

A nudist beach is opened in Brighton.

The first posthumous Christmas song to feature on the UK Top 40. Elvis Presley's "It Won't Seem Like Christmas Without You"

Paul McCartney's "Wonderful christmastime" peaked in the UK Top 40.

All in 1979.

SagaNorensSnowflakeTrousers Wed 10-Dec-14 13:08:06

What Smashing Pumpkin song featured in the computer game Grand Theft Auto IV?

BoredAdminGirl Wed 10-Dec-14 13:08:08

Have gone with the launch of BBC Radio Cymru! Fingers crossed

SagaNorensSnowflakeTrousers Wed 10-Dec-14 13:10:16

Yeah that makes the most sense. Excuse my crazy guesses! grin Let us know how you get on!

StuntBottom Wed 10-Dec-14 13:10:29

Could it be the year the restaurant opened? Or something connected to the radio station - when it started broadcasting?

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