the Weekly Blog wk26
There is a Glastonbury Festival themed quiz included this week. Welcome to the Weekly Blog, available online and as a pdf download that you can print and take with you and packed with additional content to assist quiz hosts, DJs and presenters.
Mid-week football taking place this week
No major mid week sport this week
Glastonbury 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 Who played the final UK date of his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour to close Glastonbury 2023?
2 The Glastonbury Festival takes place close to the suspected burial place of which King?
3 Which band stepped-in to headline the first Glastonbury Festival after The Kinks failed to show-up?
4 Which eighties rockers recently brought their own appetite for destruction to the Pyramid stage for a Saturday night headline show?
5 Which ‘potty mouthed’ singer dropped the ‘F’ bomb 33 times during the ninety minute headline set at Glastonbury in 2016?
6 The Glastonbury Festival donated hundreds of thousands of pounds to which charity during the seventies and eighties, but in 1992 switched in favour of Oxfam and Greenpeace following the end of the cold war?
7 In which year did the first Glastonbury Festival take place at Worthy Farm Organised by Michael and Jean Eavis?
8 In which decade did the Glastonbury Festival first sell over 100,000 tickets for a single festival
9 Which rock legend died the day before the first Glastonbury Festival?
10 Which band became the first to headline each night of the Glastonbury festival when they headlined the Friday night in 2016?
This week's favourite one-liner
I nearly bluffed my way into a job as a radiologist at the hospital but when I got to the final interview they saw right through me!
This week in History
1838 The Coronation of Queen Victoria took place in Westminster Abbey.
1846 The Saxophone was patented by Antoine-Joseph “Adolfe” Sax.
1908 SOS was adopted as the international distress signal.
1929 The first colour TV demo, performed by Bell Laboratories in NYC.
1937 The world’s first emergency telephone service was launched in London using the number 999.
1938 Superman first appeared in DC Comics’ Action Comics Series issue No.1.
1954 The first atomic power station opened near Moscow in Russia.
1958 Brazil won the FIFA World Cup beating Sweden 5-2 in the final.
1967 The world’s first ATM was installed in Enfield, London.
1975 Steve Wozniak tested his first Apple 1 computer prototype.
1976 Bjorn Borg beat Ilie Năstase to win the Wimbledon Men’s Singles title.
1994 Aerosmith became the first major band to let fans download a full new track free from the internet.
1996 Prime Minister John Major announced the Stone of Scone would be returned to Scotland.
1997 The UK returned Hong Kong and the New Territories to the People’s Republic of China.
1997 Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting a piece off Evander Holyfield’s ear.
2002 Brazil won the FIFA World Cup for a record fifth time beating Germany 2-0.
2004 Marlon Brando died.
2005 10 Live 8 concerts were held around the world organised by Bob Geldof to raise awareness of poverty.
2007 Tony Blair resigned as British Prime Minister.
2007 Apple released its first mobile phone, the iPhone.
2007 Smoking in England was banned in all public indoor spaces.
2008 Thomas Beatie, the world’s first pregnant man, gave birth to a daughter.
2010 Sandra Bullock divorced Jesse James after nearly 5 years of marriage.
2011 Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson were divorced after just two years of marriage.
2012 Katie Holmes divorced Tom Cruise after 5 years of marriage.
WHO’S CELEBRATING? This week’s birthdays
Elon Musk 52
Kevin De Bruyne 32
Kathy Bates 75
Mel Brooks 97
Jude Bellingham 20
Mike Tyson 57
Cheryl Tweedy 40
Michael Phelps 38
Pamela Anderson 56
Daniel Ricciardo 34
Liv Tyler 46
Debbie Harry 78
Bret Hart 66
Peter Kay 50
Tom Cruise 61
Sebastian Vettel 36
Julian Assange 52
Tobey Maguire 48
Khloe Kardashian 39
Carl Lewis 62
Michael Ball 61
Jo Frost 53
Kevin Pietersen 43
Clint Boon 64
Tony Hatch 84
Gary Pallister 58
Carl Fogarty 58
Danny Rose 33
Vince Clarke 63
Dan Aykroyd 71
THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR
Here’s a question 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)
What’s round and sounds like a trumpet?
Make sure to check back next week for a brand new Weekly Blog post.