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# Reeling In The Years
Quiz: How well do you remember 1997?
It was 20 years ago today…

IRISH ROCK BAND U2 BONO SINGING PORMART TOURS SKELETON SUITS Leon Farrell / Peak 90s fashion from Bono here. Leon Farrell / /

YESTERDAY, THE STATE Papers for the year 1987 were released.

After testing this quiz on colleagues with some poor, poor results (with a couple of notable exceptions), we thought we’d test your knowledge of 1997 while we’re at it.

So how well do you remember what happened 20 years ago?

Only one way to find out…

Who was Taoiseach on 1 January 1997?
Barry Batchelor/PA Images
Bertie Ahern
John Bruton
Saving Private Ryan was filmed in Ireland for two months in the summer. Where was the beach chosen for the iconic opening scene?
Brittas Bay
Kilmore Quay

Dunmore East
What was the UK Christmas number 1?
2 become 1 - Spice Girls
MMMbop - Hanson

Don't Speak - No Doubt
Too Much - Spice Girls
What month was Princess Diana killed in a car crash?
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True or false: Divorce became legal in Ireland in 1997.
Deja vu: The Irish team also got eliminated in the World Cup playoffs in 1997. But who did it that time?

The world's first cloned sheep made the headlines, but what was its name?

Which famous fashion designer was murdered in July of this year?
Gianni Versace
Ralph Lauren

Giorgio Armani
Karl Lagerfeld
Which Irish writer won the Pulitzer Prize this year?
Roddy Doyle
John Banville

Frank McCourt
Brian Friel
Titanic was the highest grossing film of 1997, but what was 2nd?
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The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Men in Black

Tomorrow Never Dies
Air Force One
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Top dog
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Clever Cat
Almost purrfect
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Flippin' good
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What are ewe doing!?
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