Barkham Village Residents Association

A “Famous Firsts” theme this time. Some may be more famous than others!

  1. Q.  Who wrote “First Among Equals”?
    A.  Jeffrey Archer
  2. Q.  The film “First Blood” introduced which (in)famous action hero who then also appeared in several sequels?
    A.  (John) Rambo, played by Sylvester Stallone
  3. Q.  “The first time ever I saw your face” has been recorded many times, but who had a worldwide hit with it in 1972? If you’re really clever, for a bonus point, who wrote it
    A.  Roberta Flack. It was written by Ewan McColl in 1957, apparently for Peggy Seeger.
  4. Q.  Who was the first man to break the 4 minute barrier for the mile and in what year did he do it?
    A.  (Sir) Roger Bannister in 1954
  5. Q.  Where is Tranquillity Base and what happened there?
    A.  It was the site of the first moon landing in 1969
  6. Q.  Who, in 1875, was the first man to swim the English Channel?
    A.  Matthew Webb
  7. Q.  What is Vaughan Williams’s first symphony called?
    A.  The Sea Symphony
  8. Q. Which footballer was the first man to score 50 goals for England?
    A.  Wayne Rooney
  9. Q. Who carried out the first heart transplant and in what year?
    A.  Dr Christiaan Barnard in 1967
  10. Q. And finally (apologies in advance!) when might you find 70s heartthrob David Cassidy in a Conference?
    A.  On the First Day of Christmas (David Cassidy was in the TV musical sitcom “The Partridge Family” and Conference is a type of pear)

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