Weekly Blog wk19 2024 – including a FREE Festival themed quiz

The festival season is just around the corner and there is a fab Festival themed quiz included this week. Welcome to WEEKLY BLOG, available online and as a pdf download that you can print and take with you. Packed with additional content to assist quiz hosts, DJs and presenters.

Mid-week football taking place this week

Mon 6 May
8.00 Crystal Palace v Manchester United

Tue 7 May
8.00 PSG v Borussia Dortmund

Wed 8 May
8.00 Real Madrid v Bayern Munchen

Thu 9 May
8.00 Olympiakos Piraeus v Aston Villa

Festival themed quiz

Each week there is a great themed quiz , so you can include an extra round or simply use as additional quiz content. The answers are on the PDF download, just click the download button at the bottom of this page.

1     Which annual event, billed as the world’s largest arts festival, will run from the 2nd to 26th August in the Scottish capital?

2     Which festival is organised by Michael and Emily Eavis?   

3     The annual ‘Bug Jam’ festival, that has taken place at the Santa Pod Raceway since 1987, celebrates which model of car?

4     Which Cumbrian music festival will take place at  Lowther Deer Park? 

5     Which annual rock festival takes place at Donnington Park motor racing circuit?

6     In which decade did the first Reading Festival take place, with performances from Eric Burdon, Traffic and Focus?

7     Which rock star died the day before the first Glastonbury Festival?   

8     Who was booed by sections of the crowd at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival for performing with an electric guitar?

9     Which two-site festival takes place over the August bank holiday weekend in Berkshire and Yorkshire?   

10    Which singer became Glastonbury Festival’s youngest ever solo headliner when she took to the Pyramid stage in 2022?

This week's favourite one-liner

My friend went bald several years ago but still carries that old comb with him… He just can’t part with it.

This week in History

05 May 1821     Emperor Napoleon died in exile on the island of Saint Helena.
05 May 1821     The first edition of The Manchester Guardian, now The Guardian, was published.
05 May 1921     Chanel No.5 perfume was launched by fashion designer Coco Chanel.
05 May 1961     Alan Shepard became the first American to travel into outer space.
05 May 1963     Decca signed The Rolling Stones.
05 May 1980     The SAS stormed the Iranian embassy in London after a six-day siege.
05 May 1983     Britain’s longest running pop show ‘Top Of The Pops’ celebrated its 1,000th edition.
05 May 2005     Tony Blair secured a historic third term as Prime Minister.

06 May 1541     King Henry VIII ordered English-language Bibles to be placed in every church.
06 May 1889     The Eiffel Tower officially opened to the public.
06 May 1937     German airship Hindenburg burst into flames whilst landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey.
06 May 1946     Stan Laurel married his fifth wife Ida Kitaeva.
06 May 1954     Roger Bannister became the first person to run the mile in under four minutes.
06 May 1966     Myra Hindley and Ian Brady were sentenced to life imprisonment for the Moors murders.
06 May 1966     The Rolling Stones released the single ‘Paint It Black’.
06 May 1994     Queen Elizabeth II and President Mitterrand open the Channel Tunnel.
06 May 1998     Steve Jobs of Apple Inc unveiled the first iMac.
06 May 2004     52.5m viewers tuned-in for the final episode of ‘Friends’ in the US.
06 May 2023     The coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla took place at Westminster Abbey.

07 May 1765     HMS Victory was launched at Chatham Dockyard.
07 May 2017     Emmanuel Macron won the presidential election in France beating Marine Le Pen.

08 May 1886     Pharmacist John Pemberton first sold a carbonated beverage named ‘Coca-Cola’ as a medicine.
08 May 1912     Paramount Pictures was founded.
08 May 1970     The Beatles released their 12th and final studio album ‘Let It Be’.
08 May 1976     The New Revolution, the first steel coaster with a vertical loop, opened at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
08 May 1979     The Cure released their debut album ‘Three Imaginary Boys’.
08 May 1980     The World Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated.
08 May 1984     The USSR announced a boycott of the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
08 May 1984     The Thames Barrier officially opened.

09 May 1671     Thomas Blood, dressed as a clergyman, attempted to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.
09 May 1941     British intelligence at Bletchley Park broke the German spy codes after capturing an Enigma machine.
09 May 1960     The Food and Drug Administration gave the thumbs up to Enovid, the world’s first approved oral contraceptive pill.
09 May 1962     The Beatles signed their first contract with EMI Parlophone.
09 May 1987     Tom Cruise married Mimi Rogers.
09 May 2023     ‘Here Comes The Sun’ became the first Beatles song with a billion streams on Spotify.

10 May 1940     Winston Churchill was appointed Prime Minister following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain.
10 May 1962     Marvel Comics published the first issue of ‘The Incredible Hulk’.
10 May 1975     Sony introduced the Betamax videocassette recorder.
10 May 1994     Nelson Mandela was sworn in as president of South Africa.

11 May 1812     Prime Minister Spencer Perceval was assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons.
11 May 1981     Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical ‘Cats’ opened in the West End and ran for 8,949 performances.
11 May 1981     Bob Marley died.
11 May 1985     A fire engulfed Bradford City football stadium.
11 May 1997     Deep Blue, a chess-playing supercomputer, beat Garry Kasparov.
11 May 2000     India’s population officially reached 1 billion people.
11 May 2010     David Cameron became Prime Minister.

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WHO’S CELEBRATING? This week’s birthdays

David Attenborough 98
Billy Joel 75
Bono 64
Pam Ferris 76
Tony Hawk 56
Rami Malek 43
Stephen Baldwin 58
Robert Pattinson 38
Stevie Wonder 74

Mark Zuckerberg 40
Olly Murs 40
Cate Blanchett 55
George Lucas 80
Holly Valance 41
Dennis Rodman 64
Paul Heaton 62
Al Murray 56
Martine McCutcheon 48

Jonathan Edwards 58
Jeremy Paxman 74
Jason Queally 54
Steve Winwood 76
Catherine Tate 56
Selina Scott 73
Richard Madeley 68 
Natalie Cassidy 41
Ian McCulloch 65

If you are compiling a quiz for a work group. Here are some great BLOG POSTS all about how to create work group quizzes with some great tricks and tips. Click on the pic below and have a read.

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Here’s one that made me laugh but didn’t  make it onto this week’s quizzes and was left on the cutting room floor. (answer on the pdf download)

How many seconds are there in a year?

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Make sure to check back next week for a brand new Weekly Blog post. In the mean while check out this week’s quizzes. Brand new quiz content all ready to download and use on your quiz event.

Mega Quiz 20
Mega Quiz 40
Mega Quiz 40
Table Top Quiz A
Table Top Quiz B
Table Top Quiz C

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