1st January 2016 at 00:00

Born 1 January 1919, which famous author had the first names Jerome David?

Yaoundé is the capital of which country that gained independence from France on 1 January 1960?

Which band had a hit in 1983 with the song New Year’s Day?

Javier Pérez de Cuéllar became secretary general of which organisation on 1 January 1982?

Which country changed its currency from the lita to the euro on New Year’s Day 2015?

Which animal represents the year 2016 in the Chinese zodiac?

What is the combined Scrabble value of the letters in the words New Year’s Day?

Which Australian tennis player won the Australian Open on New Year’s Day in 1973 and 1975?

Name the Jewish New Year.

Who wrote Auld Lang Syne?

QUIZ ANSWERS 1. J.D. Salinger 2. Cameroon 3. U2 4. United Nations 5. Lithuania 6. Monkey 7. 21 8. John Newcombe 9. Rosh Hashana 10. Robert Burns

Questions set by John Cunnane

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