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  1. 1. 1971: Which European country released 261 political prisoners on your birthday?
  2. 3. Where did the USA attempt to invade Cuba in April 1961?
  3. 6. 2001: What project opens in Austell?
  4. 7. 2009 was the International Year of Natural Fibres.  What is dubbed 'the golden fibre'?
  5. 8. 1970: Which of the fab four announced he was leaving this month?
  6. 9. 1995: Which Jones gets a column in the Independent?
  7. 13. 2005: What Opera is broadcast by the BBC and attracts 45,000 complaints (2 words)
  8. 16. In December 2014, Obama announces the US will resume normal relations with...
  9. 18. Royale The first James Bond novel, published in April 1953.
  10. 19. What building society was nationalised in 2008?
  11. 20. What bird is diagnosed with avian flu in Scotland in 2006?
  12. 21. 1998: Which Powell dies?
  13. 22. In the year Dan first goes to university, what government telephone service is unveiled?
  14. 24. 1972: Mariner 9 sends pictures of what?
  15. 25. 1967:Sandie who won Eurovision for the UK the day after your birthday?
  16. 26. Where did the first CND march end in April of this year?
  17. 29. 2003: Which country sends its first citizen into space?
  18. 31. Which Afircan country gained independence from France in April 1960?
  19. 32. Which Italian town is associated with the saint whose purported prayer Thatcher quoted upon obtaining power?
  20. 35. This political body, later led by Red Ken, came into its powers in April 1965. Three words.
  21. 38. 1988: Which book is finally allowed to be sold in Egnland, after having been smuggled in from Scotland and Australia?
  22. 40. Which band released their eponymous debut album in April 1964?
  23. 41. Left daily replacing the Worker had its first edition, 25 April 1966. Two words.
  24. 43. 1997: Which show celebrates its 2000th edition?
  25. 44. 1956: Which Nobel prize was not awarded this year?
  26. 45. What political part is formed in 1993?
  27. 46. 2004: What is the first name of the British double Olympic Gold medallist?
  28. 49. The Treaty of which American City, formally ends the war between the Allies and Japan in 1952? Two words
  29. 50. Of which country does Tito become lifetime president on your eighteenth birthday?
  30. 51. As you turn six, women in which European country are finally granted the vote?
  31. 52. 1985: Michael Harrison is the first person to use WHAT in the UK? (2 words)
  32. 55. 1962: The last WHAT runs in London?
  33. 57. 1959: Cow & Gate merge with United dairies to form...
  34. 59. Who wins the world cup in 2010?
  35. 61. What wars began in 1977, and were controversially re-continued in 1999?
  36. 62. 1980: Yes WHAT? is broadcast.
  37. 63. 2007: Harry Potter and the Deathly WHAT?
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  1. 1. 1987: What are now absent from Enid Blyton books?
  2. 2. What type of war ends between the UK and Iceland on 1st June 1976?
  3. 4. Just over a month before Joe makes his first appearance, which infamous British band make their last?
  4. 5. Which member of the Freud family dies in 2011?
  5. 9. Which member of Abba shares the year and month of their birth with you?
  6. 10. 1994: Good Islington restaurant in which to cut deals.
  7. 11. What was the first name of the Canadian rocker who, in 1991, spent sixteen consecutive weeks at the top of the charts with his single '(Everything I do) I do it for you'?
  8. 12. In March 2013, the new Pope is declared, and takes the name...
  9. 14. In 2012 the print edition of this publication is discontinued.
  10. 15. Which organisation was established by the UN in April 1948? Two words
  11. 16. Bill Haley and the who started rocking around the clock in April 1954?
  12. 17. 1973: The Academy Awards declares this best picture
  13. 23. 1984: Who stands fourth in line to the throne and is born this year?
  14. 27. The discovery of which scrolls became widely known as you were turning two? Two words
  15. 28. During the month of your first birthday, which country gained independence from France?
  16. 30. 1986: A tabloid newspaper launches called...
  17. 33. 1996: Which sheep makes headlines?
  18. 34. 2002: What process is a statue of Margrate Thatcher subjected to?
  19. 36. Which French president stood down on 28 April?
  20. 37. 1983: What hits a record high this year?
  21. 39. 1999: Jonathan Aitken is sentenced to 18 months prison for what crime?
  22. 41. What, according to the title of the album released by Tom Jones, in the year in which Tom Jones was born, don't leave like people do?
  23. 42. Ben joins the gang of four. Two days later another 'gang of four' set up what?
  24. 47. 1990: Famously tearful footballer
  25. 48. Which canal was opened in the month of your twelfth birthday?
  26. 49. 1982.  The ZX [what?] computer is launched.
  27. 52. Three days before your brithday, Martin Luther King was shot dead in which town?
  28. 53. 1989: In which city is 'The Satanic Verses' famously burnt?
  29. 54. What type of evening is mentioned in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that opened in April 1949?
  30. 56. In the year Dan is born, what other endearing lump makes his (television) debut?
  31. 58. Which comic, later read by Dan, is launched in the month of your fifth birthday?
  32. 60. 2000: Who returns to Chile?