It Happened on Halloween Quiz (Round 2)

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Published: 21st October 2020

A round of questions about events and people connected to the 31st of October.

 

You can find ten further questions related to the 31st of October in Round One.

 

Questions:

1) Born in 1920 who was this crime writing former jockey to the Queen Mother, whose first novel was Dead Cert?

 

2) On 31 October 2000 the spacecraft Soyuz TM-31 launched carrying the first resident crew where?

 

3) American actor and musician who died of a drug overdose at aged just 23 in 1993, leaving three sisters, Rain, Summer and Liberty and a brother Joaquin

 

4) In 1973 three members of the Provisional IRA escaped from Mountjoy Prison using what ingenious method?

 

5) Which former Soviet Union leader who died in office in 1953 had his body removed from the Lenin Mausoleum on Halloween 1961?

 

6) During a test flight on halloween 2014 the VSS Enterprise suffered a catastrophic breakup and crashed. To which company did it belong?

 

7) British footballer born on Halloween 1997 who in 2020 became as well known for his philanthropy and government lobbying for social care, as for his football

 

 

 

Answers:

1) Born in 1920 who was this crime writing former jockey to the Queen Mother, whose first novel was Dead Cert?

Dick Francis

 

2) On 31 October 2000 the spacecraft Soyuz TM-31 launched carrying the first resident crew where?

International Space Station

 

3) American actor and musician who died of a drug overdose at aged just 23 in 1993, leaving three sisters, Rain, Summer and Liberty and a brother Joaquin

River Phoenix

 

4) In 1973 three members of the Provisional IRA escaped from Mountjoy Prison using what ingenious method?

A stolen helicopter landed in the prison yard

 

5) Which former Soviet Union leader who died in office in 1953 had his body removed from the Lenin Mausoleum on Halloween 1961?

Joseph Stalin

 

6) During a test flight on halloween 2014 the VSS Enterprise suffered a catastrophic breakup and crashed. To which company did it belong?

Virgin Galactic

 

7) British footballer born on Halloween 1997 who in 2020 became as well known for his philanthropy and government lobbying for social care, as for his football

Marcus Rashford