On This Day Trivia Quiz – 5 September

Test your knowledge, and/or learn some interesting facts about events that have happened on 5 September.

1. Known as the Sun King, which French monarch was born on
5 September 1638?

2. Which Russian Tsar imposed a tax on beards on 5 September 1698?

3. Who was elected President of the Republic of Texas on
5 September 1836?

4. Which actress was born Myra Breckenbridge on 5 September 1940?

5. Which (British) singer-songwriter was born on the island of Zanzibar on 5 September 1946?

6. Who wrote the novel Dr Zhivago? It was first published on
5 September 1958.

7. Which road tunnel opened in the Swiss Alps on 5 September 1980?

8. Which player ended (tennis great) Ivan Lendl’s bid for a 9th straight US Open final on 5 September 1990?  He would go on to win his first Grand Slam title.

9. Who was chosen as President of the African National Congress on
5 September 1991?

10. Which city was selected to host the 2004 Olympic Games on
5 September 1997?

11. What type of (new) chocolate was announced by Belgian-Swiss cocoa company Barry Callebaut on 5 September 2017?


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