The Year in Trivia

UPDATED 12/24/1984 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 12/24/1984 at 01:00 AM EST

1 What did Ronald Reagan tell the press after Nancy whispered: "Doing what we can"?

2 Who, when asked what he hoped to gain from winning an Olympic gold medal, said: "We're talking millions"?

3 What Disney studios movie boasted a bare distaff derriere?

4 What film's sound track knocked Thriller from the top of the album charts in April?

5 Whom did Princess Margaret mean when she said: "I don't know who he is, but he looks like an over-made-up tart"?

6 What singer once said: "My father was a strict disciplinarian"?

7 What did Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau do the day after taking a late-night stroll in an Ottawa blizzard?

8 The opening of a sale from what long-sunken ship climaxed a television special?

9 What was the subtitle, to the delight of millions, of 1984's installment of Friday the 13th?

10 What's the last name of rock star Prince?

11 What slogan did Walter Mondale use to try to make mincemeat of Gary Hart's "new ideas"?

12 What designer said: "I think there's something incredibly sexy about a woman wearing her boyfriend's T-shirt and underwear"?

13 What novel once again landed on the best-seller lists, 35 years after it was first published?

14 What character rescued Mattel from the fiasco of Intellivision?

15 What last name was Gary Hart born with?

16 Who gave birth to Henry Charles Albert David?

17 Who snubbed Bob Halley to marry Renate Blauel?

18 What perennially forlorn baseball team came within a game of winning a pennant for the first time since 1945?

19 What film marked Robert Redford's first venture onto the silver screen since 1980's Brubaker?

20 How many soldiers appear in the statue unveiled on Veterans Day at Washington, D.C.'s Vietnam memorial?

21 Who appeared on the cover of Penthouse with Vanessa Williams?

22 Who became photographer Tom Chiapel's most famous subject?

23 Who said: "I am not a lesbian and I am not a slut"?

24 What country became Richard Burton's final resting place?

25 What film saw Kate Capshaw sing Anything Goes in Chinese?

26 Who found one of the 50 ways to leave Carrie Fisher in 1984?

27 Who is the subject of sculptor Harry Jackson's 21-foot-tall bronze The Horseman?

28 Whose facelift started on Jan. 23, when she began to be encased in 300 tons of metal tubing?

29 Who gave birth to a bouncing six-pound, 10-ounce boy five and a half months after marrying Stefano Casiraghi?

30 What Bo Derek bomb did American Multi-Cinema Inc. not show in its theaters after deciding the film was too raunchy?

31 When there's something strange in the neighborhood, who you gonna call?

32 Who, at 27, became the fifth tennis player to win the Grand Slam?

33 What CBS News vet in 1984 published Close Encounters, his autobiography?

34 How many British actors were nominated for, but did not win, the Oscar for best actor in April?

35 What was the first book by horror king Stephen King to appear on the New York Times best-seller list in 1984?

36 What Broadway show sashayed off with the Tony for best musical of the year?

37 Whose guest bed did Truman Capote die in?

38 What 1984 film remake saw Anthony Hopkins whip off his wig?

39 What miniseries contained the line: "Which one of you bitches is my mother?"

40 Who appeared on Dynasty as Dominique Deveraux?

41 What English actor was waiting in the garden for Indira Gandhi when she was assassinated?

42 Who congratulated British two-time Olympic decathlon gold medalist Daley Thompson with a telegram noting: "My Wheaties contract is up in a year—I'll give them your name"?

43 Who quacked out 50 birthday candles in 1984?

44 What conga king shuffled off this mortal coil at age 35?

45 How long does Boy George say it takes to apply his makeup?

46 What Ford creation celebrated its 20th birthday in 1984?

47 What city, according to the Washington Post, did Jesse Jackson call "Hymietown"?

48 How many swimming pools can Julio Iglesias dive into at his home in Spain?

49 Who copped an Emmy for producing the opening and closing ceremonies of the Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games?

50 What was the answer to two of the questions posed to Ronald Reagan while he was playing Trivial Pursuit on the flight home to cast his ballot?

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