It’s the turn of the early Noughties in our popular nostalgia quiz this week as we focus on the first few years of the 21st century.

It was a time when David Bowie played the M.E.N. Arena, Robbie Fowler signed for Manchester City and Ronaldo helped United win the FA Cup.

How well do you remember the 2000s in Manchester? Why not test your knowledge in our quiz and compare your score with friends?

If you want to look back further than the Noughties, don’t miss Clive Hardy’s Around Manchester books on the 1950, 60s and 70s.

Just go to inostalgia.co.uk for details or ring 01928 503777 to place your order.

 

David Bowie, pictured at the M.E.N. Arena in 2003, made his second appearance at the Glastonbury Festival in June 2000. When did he make his first appearance?

David Bowie
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Rochdale actress Suranne Jones made her debut as Karen Philips (later McDonald) in the Granada soap Coronation Street in 2000. What character did she recently play in the historical drama Gentleman Jack?

Suranne Jones Coronation Street actress
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Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson fought in the M.E.N. Arena in January 2000. Who was his opponent, beaten by a technical knockout?

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Lancashire cricketer Andrew Flintoff was voted Man of the Series when England defeated Australia in the Ashes in 2005. In which year did he score his first Test century?

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Which member of the royal family made an appearance on the 40th anniversary episode of Coronation Street in 2000 by featuring in a news bulletin?

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Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler, pictured, joined Manchester City in January 2003 from Leeds United. How many league matches did he play for the Blues before returning to Liverpool on a free transfer in January 2006?

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Tameside singer and actor Shayne Ward, who played Aidan Connor on Coronation Street, won TV talent show The X Factor in what year?

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Portuguese international Christiano Ronaldo joined Manchester United in 2003 from which club?

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Pope John Paul II died on April 2nd 2005 after years of declining health. In what year did he hold an open air mass for thousands in Manchester’s Heaton Park?

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Sale sprinter Darren Campbell helped England win gold in the 4 x 100 metres relay at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. He also won gold with the Great Britain relay team at which Olympics?

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