Trivia questions and answers from the 1980s.
When your done with this check out "Did You Know" for more trivia
Which dancing screen great was born in 1899 and died in 1987?
A: Fred Astaire.
In the 80s Afghanistan was occupied by troops from which country?
Which Shroud was declared a fake in the 80s?
In the 80s, which country was responsible for ethnic attack son the Kurds?
Whose 70th birthday concert did Whitney Houston sing at in London in 1988?
A: Nelson Mandela.
Which Nancy was elected to the Golfing Hall of Fame in 1987?
Which member of the Howe family held a record that Wayne Gretzky overtook in the 1980s?
Which Martina dominated tennis in the 80s?
Which San Francisco team did Joe Montana play for through most of the 80s?
Who did Magic Johnson play for throughout the 80s?
A: Los Angeles Lakers.
In 1987 the Russians and the Americans signed the Washington summit agreement to limit what?
A: Nuclear Missiles
In which 80s comedy did Dustin Hoffman play an actor who pretends to be a woman to get a part in a soap?
Which member of Arthur's staff was played by John Gielgud in the 80s film with Dudley Moore?
Whose name followed Dirty in a 1980's No 1 for Michael Jackson?
What goes after Milli in the name of the late 80s act?
Which Brit, Phil, was at No 1 at the end of the 80s?
On which night of the week was falcon crest broadcast through most of the 80s?
Which fruit gave its name to a desk top computer in 1984?
Which Princess and former film star died in a car crash near Monte Carlo in 1982?
At which Lake were the 1980 Winter Olympic held?
Which film company merged with Time Inc in 1989 to make Time Warner?
A: Warner Brothers.
What post did Edward Shevardnadze hold in the USSR from 1985 to 1990?
A: Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Over which country did Pan Am flight 103 crash in December 88?
Which 1980s US president survived an assassination attempt?
A: Ronald Reagan.
Which Bob who founded Band Aid received an honorary knighthood in 1986?
A: Bob Geldof.
In which 80s film did Meryl Streep play a Polish holocaust survivor?
A: Sophie's Choice.
Up Where We Belong was the theme music to which 80s film with Richard Gere and Debra Winger?
A: An Officer and a Gentleman.
Which 1982 Spielberg classic was about a little boy and his pet alien?
Who sang about his Prerogative in the 1980s?
A: Bobby Brown.
Which TV evangelist did George Bush defeat to win the Republican nomination in 1988?
A: Pat Robertson.
Which Spaniard won two US Masters in the 80s?
A: Seve Ballesteros.
Which movie star appeared in General Hospital form 1981 to 1983?
A: Demi Moore.
Which all-girl group had 80s No 1s with Walk Like An Egyptian and Eternal Flame?
More stupid trivia questions and answers.
In which state did 80s chart-toppers Alabama form?
Who had a 1980 No 1 hit with Woman in Love?
A: Barbara Streisand.
Who was elected Senator for Tennessee in 1985?
A: Al Gore.
Which sitcom, premiered in 1988, featured Dr. Harry Weston?
A: Empty Nest.
Which spin-off from The Cosby Show premiered in 1987?
A Different World.
The 1980 Olympics were boycotted because of the USSR's invasion of which country?
Where were the 1980 Olympics held which were boycotted by American athletes?
Who beat Carl Lewis in 1988 in Seoul but was later disqualified?
A: Ben Johnson.
Which 80s medical drama had the same production company as Hill Street Blues?
A: St. Elsewhere.
What kind of Boys had an 80s No 1 with West End Girls?
A: Pet Shop Boys.
In 1989, who had her first of many No 1s with Straight Up?
A: Paula Abdul.
Who was Addicted To Love in the 80s?
A: Robert Palmer.
Which volcano in Washington sate erupted in 1980?
A: Mount St. Helens.
Which 80s leader had a wife called Raisa?
A: Mikhail Gorbachev.
Who released an album called Thriller in 1982?
A: Michael Jackson.
Who won the ladies singles most times at Wimbledon in the 80s?
A: Martina Navratilova.
Anwar Sadat was President of which country when he died in 1981?
What kind of disaster claimed some 100,000 lives in Armenia in 1988?
Where in the Ukraine was there a nuclear explosion in 1986?
What island was the home of Bob Marley, who died in 1981?
Which city was devastated by an earthquake in 1985 and then hosted the World Cup in 1986?
Which President of the Philippines was deposed in 1986?
The increasing scarcity of elephants and rhinos led to a 1989 ban on which substance?
Who attempted to assassinate ?Ronald Reagan in 1981?
A: John Hinckley.
In 1987 Madonna filed for divorce from which husband?
A: Sean Penn.
Why did Bernhard Langer and Seve Ballesteros choose to share the Lancome Trophy in 1986?
A: Bad light stopped play.
In 1980 who became the then youngest ever Masters champion?
A: Seve Ballesteros.
Who was America's top Golf player between 1985 and 1989?
A: Curtis Strange.
In 1988 which city had the highest murder rate of any in the US?
Which hospital was Ronald Reagan taken to after the 1981 attempt on his life?
A: George Washington Hospital.
In 1980 what was Operation Eagle Claw?
A: Attempt to rescue the US Embassy hostages in Tehran.
Who had an 80s No 1 hit with Karma Chameleon?
A: Culture Club.
Which all-girl group had an 80s No 1 with Venus?
Who released the top-selling album Guilty in 1980?
A: Barbara Streisand.
Which spacecraft exploded on take-off in January 1986?
Which rodeo professional was Ronald Reagan's secretary of commerce from 1981 to 1987?
A: Malcolm Baldrige.
Who released the single Secret Agent Man--James Bond Is Back in '87?
A: Bruce Willis.
Movies and TV
What special talent did Molly Ringwald have in The Breakfast Club?
A: She could apply lipstick with her breasts.
What was the very first James Bond movie that was shown in the 80's? What was the last?
A: For Your Eyes Only (1981) and Licence To Kill (1989)
Name the actress who played the pretty blond girl Elliot danced with in E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial?
A: Erika Eleniak
How many Nightmare On Elm Street movies were made in the 80's?
A: There were 5 Elm Street movies made in the 80's
In Empire Strikes Back, what was chewing on the power cables of the Millenium Falcon while Han Solo and company were hiding inside the asteroid cave?
What was the license number on the Ghostbusters' car?
In 'Back To The Future', where did Doc Brown get the plutonium to power the time-travelling DeLorean?
A: From a group of Lybian terrorists (they wanted him to make a nuclear bomb).
In 'Empire Strikes Back' when the ghost of Obi Wan Kenobi said that Luke was their last hope against the Empire, who was Yoda refering to when he said: "No, there is another"?
A: Princess Leia
What god were the Thugees worshipping in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"?
In the movie Porkey's, why did they call Meat Tuperello 'Meat'?
A: Because of the size of his...uh...his 'member'.
In the movie 'Aliens', what was Newt's real name?
A: Rebecca Jorden (played by young actress Carrie Henn)
What does Ally Sheedy use to decorate her picture in the Breakfast Club?
In 'Dirty Dancing' what was Baby's real name?
What were Mouth and Chunk's real names in "The Goonies"?
A: Clark and Lawrence.
In the Breakfast Club, What did Brian try to kill himself with?
A: A flare gun
What future famous actors played Spicolli's sidekicks in Fast Times at Ridgemont High?
A: Eric Stolz and Anthony Edwards
What is the name of the Freelings' dog in "Poltergeist"?
What is the name of Sarah's brother that she is trying to save in "The Labyrinth"?
How does Alice kill Freddy Krueger in "Nightmare on Elm Street 4"?
A: By showing him his reflection in a mirror
In "Innerspace", what did the license plate on Igoe's BMW say?
How does Alice kill Freddy in Nightmare on Elm St. part 4?
A: She pointed a mirror in his face, because "Evil sees itself".
In 1989's "The Little Mermaid", what was Scuttle's name for a fork?
A: Scuttle's name for a fork was "Dinglehopper."
In the 1984 movie "Splash", the pretty blonde mermaid chooses which street name to be her own?
A: The mermaid in "Splash" sees a sign marking Madison Avenue, and she immediately decides that her name will be Madison.
What two '80's dance movies did Cynthia Rhodes have a major role in?
A: Dirty Dancing and Flashdance
What is the name of Marty's band that trys out for the dance in Back To The Future.
A: The Pinheads
Where did Ronald and Cindy go on there last date together in the movie "Can't Buy Me Love"?
A: Airplane junkyard
What is the name of the airline that operates the ill-fated flight from LA to Chicago in the movie Airplane!?
A: Trans American
In the movie "Better Off Dead", what was the name of Lane's younger brother?
In The Empire Stikes Back When The Ghost of Obi-Wan Kenobi Said That Luke Was Their Last Hope Against The Empire, Who was Yoda Refering To When He Said:No, There is Another
What singer who had his one and only hit song in 1991 play a high school jock named Ricky in the 1987 movie "Can't Buy Me Love"?
A: Gerardo Mejia; "Rico Suave"
How many gigawatts of electricity did Doc Brown need to generate to power the delorion in back to the future?
A: 1.21 gigawatts!!
What was the make and model of the villian in "The Terminator" 1984?
Cyberdyne Systems Model 101
In the movie The Goonies what did the Fertelli's do to escape jail?
A: One of the brothers pretended to hang himself then knocked out the prison guard.
Who was the "keymaster" in Ghostbusters?
Lewis Tully (Rick Moranis)
Who was the "gatekeeper" in Ghostbusters?
A: Dana Barrett (Sigorney Weaver)
What don't Gary and Wyatt do when they take a shower with Lisa in "Weird Science?"
A: Take off their pants.
Who was told they "better think" in the Blues Brothers?
A: Matt "Guitar" Murphy
What was the title of Kevin's byline story in St. Elmos Fire?
A: The Meaning Of Life
In the movie "The Goonies" what brand of candybar did Chunk try to give to Sloth?
A: Baby Ruth
What brand and color of underwear is Marty wearing in Back to the Future?
A: Purple Calvin Klein briefs
In "The Karate Kid" what color did Daniel have to paint Miagi's house, as part of his training.
In National Lampoon's Vacation, what did the Griswalds call their ugly green station wagon?
A: The Family Truckster
In which California city does Poltergeist take place?
A: Cuesta Verde
What did Fletch's initials (I. M.) stand for?
A: Irwin Maurice
In "Ferris Beuller's Day Off," who plays the burnout at the police station that Jeanie kisses?
A: Charlie Sheen
In "Running Scared," how much money does Billy Crystal's character inherit from his dead aunt Rose?
In "The Golden Child," what object does the Child animate to amuse his captor?
A: A Coke can
What does Ally Sheedy say she likes to drink in the Breakfast Club?
In "Spaceballs" what does the bumper sticker say on the back of Lonestar's ship?
A: I love Uranus.
What is the robots name in the movies "Short Circuit 1 and 2?"
What is Indiana Jones main weapon?
A: His whip.
How high could the Klopek's furnace go in The 'burbs?
A: 5000 degrees
What is the occupation of Tom Hanks' character in Bachelor Party?
A: School Bus Driver
In Beverly Hills Cop, how does Axel Foley escape the police car that is sent to follow him?
A: He puts a banana in its tailpipe.
What kind of car does Nick Nolte's character in 48 hours?
A: A sky blue Cadillac convertible.
In the movie "One Crazy Summer" what was the movie that was being made on the island called?
A: Foam 2
What happens to Wanda in "A Fish Called Wanda"?
A: Wanda is eaten by Kevin Kline's character
In Ferris Bueller's Day Off, what is the Principal's name? His assistant?
A: Mr. Ed Rooney,
In the Breakfast Club, Bender tells a joke without a punchline. What was the naked blonde carrying under her arms?
A: A two foot salami and a poodle
What does the lady in the cafe order after Sally finishes proving to Harry that he can't tell the difference between a real and a faked orgasm in "When Harry Met Sally"?
A: She says, "I'll have what she's having."
In Ferris Buellers Day Off, who is Cameron going to marry?
A: The first girl he lays
In "St. Elmo's Fire," What city does Billy go to at the end???
A: New York
What is the name of the evil spirit in Polterguise?
What famous director makes a cameo appearance in the Blues Brothers?
A: Steven Spielberg.
Look for him at the end of the film in the office of the county assessor.
How did Indiana previously know Marion in Raiders of the Lost Ark?
A: Indiana had studied under her Father, Abner.
Who played the best friend of Sarah Jessica Parker in "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"?
A: Helen Hunt
What fraternity do the Lewis and Gilbert join in Revenge of the Nerds?
A: Lambda Lambda Lambda
By what Alias does Ferris Bueller get into Chez Luis?
A: Abe Frohman
In the movie "Sixteen Candles," what was Sam's grandparents exchange students name?
A: Long Duck Dong
In the 1983 movie "National Lampoon's Vacation," where were the Griswolds headed on their cross country trip?
In the movie "Stand By Me", what did Gordy, Chris, Vern and Teddy set out to find?
A: The body of a boy who had been hit by a train.
In the movie "Tootsie" what was the name of the woman who was played by cross-dressing Dustin Hoffmann?
A: Dorthy Michaels
What is the line in Labrynith that Sarah can never remember?
A: You have no power over me!
In the movie "Rainman", what was the only airline that Raymond said had never crashed?
What is the real name of the actor who plays the voice of the spaceship in Flight Of The Navigator?
A: Paul Reubens aka Pee Wee Herman
What was the name of Judge Smales grandson in the movie 'Caddyshack'?
In "Beverly Hills Cop", when Axel Foley enters the hotel, he uses an alias. Who does he say he works for, and who does he say he's going to interview?
A: Works for: Rolling Stone Going to interview: Michael Jackson
What Cheers actor was in "The Empire Strikes Back?"
A: John Ratzenberg
Back to Top