1. In Britain the BBC transmits the first high definition television pictures on the 26th August, but in which year? 1934, 1936, or 1938
3.Born in August 1901 this American became arguably the most famous jazz trumpeter, and also famous for his rendition of Hello Dolly. Who was it, and a bonus point if you can get his nickname?
Satchmo (Louis Armstrong)
5.Glamorous American film star who died from an overdose of sleeping pills in August 1962? Marilyn Monroe
6.In England at one time August the first was known as Lammas Day.
A church service was held during which something was consecrated. What was this item?
The RAF pilots, The Army or The Royal Navy
True or False
11.Born on August 30th 1797, which author wrote the novel Frankenstein?
Mary Shelle, Charles Dickens or Margaret Fuller
12.Which swimmer becomes the first person to win 8 gold medals in one Olympics games? Mark Spitz, Michael Phelps or Kristin Otto
13. What or who was the month of August named after?
a. A British King
b. A roman Emperor
c. The First Pope
d. An Ancient Battle
14. The first roller skating rink opened in the UK on the 2nd August, but what year was it? 1875, 1925 or 1945
15. Which are the only plays by Shakespeare that mention the month of August.
Henry VI Part 1, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet or The Tempest
16. The birthstones for August are:
Peridot and the sardony, Garnet or Aquamarine and Bloodstone
17.Who commanded the Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 which was rammed by a Japanese ship in WWII, and went on to have an important political career?
George W Bush or John F Kennedy
18. Which country singer was born on the 21st of August 1938?
a. Travis Tritt
b. Garth Brooks
c. Kenny Rogers
d. Conway Twitty
19.. The birth flower for August is:
Daisy and Sweet Pea, Rose and HoneySuckle or Gladiolus and poppy,