Category Archives: Sports

Return to the ’80s Trivia – 9/10/21

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Question: In 1983, what Los Angeles Rams rookie running back led the NFL with 1,808 yards?


Last Question: What two names did Dustin Hoffman’s character go by in Tootsie?

Answer: Michael Dorsey and Dorothy Michaels

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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 8/9/21

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Question: In Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (which was released on this date in 1985), where does Madame Ruby tell Pee-wee his bike is?


Last Question: Who was the first American to win the “all-around” competition in Olympic women’s gymnastics?

Answer: Mary Lou Retton

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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 8/6/21

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Question: Who was the first American to win the “all-around” competition in Olympic women’s gymnastics?


Last Question: On Valerie, who played the family matriarch after actress Valerie Harper left the show?

Answer: Sandy Duncan

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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 7/27/21

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Question: What was the first film to feature Paul Reubens as Pee-wee Herman:
A.) Airplane!
B.) The Jerk
C.) Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie


Last Question: Who accused Zola Budd of tripping her in women’s 3,000m final in Los Angeles Olympics 1984?
a) Maricica Puica
b) Mary Decker
c) Wendy Sly
d) Lyn Williams

Answer: b) Mary Decker

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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 7/23/21

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Question: Who accused Zola Budd of tripping her in women’s 3,000m final in Los Angeles Olympics 1984?
a) Maricica Puica
b) Mary Decker
c) Wendy Sly
d) Lyn Williams


Last Question: In 1986, Ralston Purina introduced what breakfast cereal based on a brand of candy that comes in a two-sided box?

Answer: Nerds

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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 4/27/21

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Question: What Yankees outfielder was cleared of animal cruelty charges, after Canadian officials decided he hadn’t intentionally beaned a seagull?


Last Question: What series aired episodes titled, It’s a Wonderful Job, Fetal Attraction, and I Am Curious…Maddie?

Answer: Moonlighting

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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 4/5/21

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Question: What Bloom County character dreamed of having an interspecies relationship with Diane Sawyer?


Last Question: What National League team posted the best overall record in baseball in 1981, but missed the playoffs thanks to the strike-spawned “split season”?

Answer: The Cincinnati Reds

The Reds finished the first half of the season in second place with a record of 35-21, just one-half game behind the eventual World Champion Los Angeles Dodgers, and one-and-a-half games behind the Houston Astros in the second half, in which the Reds were 31-21, good for second place, again.

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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 4/2/21

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Question: What National League team posted the best overall record in baseball in 1981, but missed the playoffs thanks to the strike-spawned “split season”?


Last Question: What miniseries was largely set at Drogheda, a sheep station in the Aussie Outback?

Answer: The Thorn Birds
This miniseries aired 38 years ago this week (1983)