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The following events all occurred in living memory. Can you guess the year?

A 1. President Marcos was toppled from power in the Philippine­s

2. Michael Heseltine resigned as Secretary of State for Defence

3. Swedish prime minister Olof Palme was assassinat­ed

4. A nuclear reactor at Chernobyl was damaged in an explosion

B 1. Eight of the Busby Babes died in or as a result of a plane crash

2. A Bear Called Paddington was first published

3. The first life peers took their seats in the House of Lords

4. Boris Pasternak won the Nobel Prize for literature

C 1. Prince Charles was born

2. The HMT Empire Windrush bought a group of Jamaican immigrants to Britain

3. The railways were nationalis­ed

4. Communists seized power in Czechoslov­akia

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