Think you’re a history buff with a knack for the obscure? Then strap in, quiz fans, because the Firsts and Lasts Quiz is here to put your knowledge to the test!

This brain-bending online challenge is all about the milestones, the turning points, the beginnings and ends that shaped our world. We’ll delve into the depths of history, pop culture, science, and beyond, asking you to recall the first person to do something or the last time something happened.

Ready to take the challenge? Click the Start button below to dive into the quiz and see how you fare. And don’t forget to share your score with your friends and see who can claim the title of Firsts & Lasts champion!

Good luck, and happy quizzing!

Firsts and Lasts Quiz

1 / 30

What was the world’s first postage stamp, issued in the United Kingdom in 1840 called?

2 / 30

When was the first ever SMS text message sent?

3 / 30

What type of computer was the first laptop computer?

4 / 30

What year was the iPhone first released in?

5 / 30

When was the world’s first ATM introduced, in Enfield, UK?

6 / 30

When was the first iPod released?

7 / 30

Who was the first British monarch to live in Buckingham Palace?

8 / 30

What was the first full length film that was completely designed by computer?

9 / 30

Which character said the last line in Friends?

10 / 30

What was the name of the first graphical browser for the World Wide Web?

11 / 30

Which country won the first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956?

12 / 30

Who was the first British Prime Ministser?

13 / 30

What was the first toy advertised on TV?

14 / 30

Who was the first female to win a match at the PDC World Championships?

15 / 30

Who was the first athlete to win two Olympic marathons?

16 / 30

When did China host the Olympic Games for the first time?

17 / 30

Where did the first Winter Olympic Games take place?

18 / 30

At which Olympic Games did the Olympic flame first appear?

19 / 30

The first modern Olympics were held in what year?

20 / 30

Where were the first modern Olympic Games held?

21 / 30

Who was the first black person to win an Oscar for acting?

22 / 30

When were the Oscars shown on television for the first time? 

23 / 30

Which was the first colour movie to win a Best Picture Oscar?

24 / 30

What was Richard Baker the first person to do on the BBC in 1954?

25 / 30

In which country was the first international football match played?

26 / 30

Who became the first black manager of a Premiership football club in 1996?

27 / 30

Who was the first black Disney princess?

28 / 30

What was the first chocolate bar produced by Cadbury in 1905?

29 / 30

Who won the first ever series of Strictly Come Dancing?

30 / 30

Who was the first “American Idol” winner?

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