Are you a brainbox when it comes to important dates? Can you be considered the May day mastermind? If this sounds like you, take a shot at our new quiz all about the month of May. How many can you get correct?
Which famous nurse, also known as 'The Lady with the Lamp,' has her birthday on the 12th May?
Florence Nightingale is one of the most important figures when it comes to nursing. She had a massive say around 19th and 20th century policies about proper healthcare. She was known for her hard work at night to aid the wounded, which coined her nickname, the 'Lady with the Lamp.'
What Ridley Scott film starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Pheonix was released on May 1st 2000?
Gladiator grossed $457.6 million worldwide and won an Oscar for Best Picture, Best Actor for Russell Crowe, Best Visual Effects, Best Costume Design, and Best Sound Mixing. Crowe's dedication to the role was second to none. In fact, he was so dedicated he ended up with multiple injuries, including a broken hip bone, popped bicep tendons and losing all feeling in his finger for two years after practicing a swordfight.
What UK children's TV show was banned in China due to it being labelled 'subversive' in May 2018?
Who'd have thought it? An innocent cartoon of a pig being labelled as 'subversive' and being associated with gang culture. Unfortunately, it's true. The search term #PeppaPig was removed from a Chinese video app called Douyin, in the process deleting up to 30,000 videos of the pink piglet. It started to be associated with groups who hold 'anti-establishment' and 'gangster' views and attitudes. This isn't the first time this has happened, in fact Scooby Doo and Winnie the Pooh have also been banned!
What famous US sitcom aired its 10th and final season finale on May 6th 2004?
Could I BE any more serious? It was of course the multi-award winning series Friends that aired its season finale after a whopping 10 seasons. Did you know that Friends was originally going to be called 'Insomnia Cafe'?
Which Star Wars film was released on May 25th 1977?
It was indeed Episode IV: A New Hope that aired on the 25th May 1977. Since then, there has been a lot of changes in the Star Wars franchise, including LucasFilm being sold for an enormous $4.05 billion to Disney in 2012.
Which film starring Björk won the Palme d'Or prize on May 25th, 2000?
The 2000 musical melodrama was of course Dancer in the Dark, directed by Lars von Trier. As well as starring as the main character in the film, much of the soundtrack of the film was also written by Björk with contributions from Mark Bell and lyrics by von Trier and Sjón. Talk about busy!
Which famous jazz singer took home a grammy at the first ever ceremony on May 4th, 1959?
Ella Fitzgerald, often described as the Queen of Jazz, paved the way for countless artists with her incredible voice. She was the first African American woman to win a grammy. A little lesser known fact about Fitzgerald is that she was said to have been very shy.
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