The Post Quiz: Saying Goodbye, 2016

0 Conversations

It's the end of the year already. So let's look back.

The Post Quiz: Saying Goodbye, 2016

We lost some good people in 2016. Let's say goodbye with a quiz.

Guess who we're talking about.

  1. He was the original Space Cowboy, going into orbit again at 77. He was also the only US Senator in space, unfortunately. (We'd like to send more of Congress there.)
  2. Speaking of space, his Space Oddity inspired astronauts. But this musician left a permanent mark on millions of listeners here on Earth, too.
  3. Another musician who will be missed, this Canadian poet had nothing on his tongue but 'Hallelujah'.
  4. This entertainer worked for everybody's favourite uncle in the 1960s. He played a suave master spy with a sense of humour.
  5. He was named Saoi (a bardic title) by the Irish Aosdana. But this world-class short story writer, novelist, and playwright lived in Devon, UK.
  6. His cigars were legendary, and the CIA tried to poison them.
  7. This transgender performer became world famous after she was featured in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
  8. This former Israeli Prime Minister was born in Poland.
  9. Vietnam's answer to Axis Sally, this broadcaster got most of her 'inside information' from Stars and Stripes.
  10. This queen who married a king in exile was born in Paris and died in Switzerland. In between, she served in the French army, worked as a salesgirl in Macy's department store in New York, and had an argument with a pope.

What a lot of history goes into an obituary page. How many did you recognise? Click the picture for answers.

A fancy perspex calendar.
Post Quiz and Oddities Archive

Dmitri Gheorgheni

26.12.16 Front Page

Back Issue Page

Bookmark on your Personal Space

Conversations About This Entry

There are no Conversations for this Entry



Infinite Improbability Drive

Infinite Improbability Drive

Read a random Edited Entry


h2g2 is created by h2g2's users, who are members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of the Not Panicking Ltd. Unlike Edited Entries, Entries have not been checked by an Editor. If you consider any Entry to be in breach of the site's House Rules, please register a complaint. For any other comments, please visit the Feedback page.

Write an Entry

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a wholly remarkable book. It has been compiled and recompiled many times and under many different editorships. It contains contributions from countless numbers of travellers and researchers."

Write an entry
Read more