1960s Trivia Quiz – 20 Questions

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This random quiz game contains 1960s trivia quiz questions about everything from the decade that changed the world.

Politics, events, music, movies, persons, sports, TV, disasters, and more.

Each set of 1960s trivia quiz questions is picked from hundreds of questions in our database.

# 1: In what year did Joan Baez release her self-titled debut album?

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The debut album of Joan Baez was released in November 1960. Most of the songs featured only Baez' vocals and guitar. It was recorded at Manhattan Towers Hotel Ballroom, New York, during just four days.

# 2: What triggered the 100 Hour War between El Salvador and Honduras in 1969?

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The brief war fought by El Salvador and Honduras in 1969 is known as the Football War, the Soccer War, or 100 Hour War. Honduras and El Salvador met in the second North American qualifying round for the 1970 FIFA World Cup. A final, third game, between the countries took place in Mexico City on 26 June 1969. El Salvador won after extra time. After the game, El Salvador dissolved all diplomatic ties with Honduras. The war began on 14 July 1969.

Even though the games triggered more tension between the countries, the causes of the war go deeper.

# 3: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da is a Beatles song about Desmond and Molly. What is their last name?

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Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da was released by the Beatles on their 1968 album The Beatles (The White Album). It was also released as a single in several countries, except United Kingdom and United States. The lyrics: In a couple of years they have built
A home sweet home
With a couple of kids running in the yard
Of Desmond and Molly Jones

# 4: Which band had a hit with Carrie Anne in 1967?

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Carrie Anne is a song written by Allan Clarke, Graham Nash, and Tony Hicks and released by British pop rock group The Hollies. It reached number 3 on the British charts and number 9 in US and Canada.

# 5: Which year was Brian Jones, former member of The Rolling Stones found dead in his swimming pool?

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On July 3, 1969, Brian Jones, musician and former member of The Rolling Stones, drowns in his swimming pool at his home in Sussex, England.

Jones had developed a serious drug problem. He left the Rolling Stones in June 1969 and died less than a month later.

# 6: What group had a number one hit on Billboard Hot 100 in 1969 with Everyday People?

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Everyday People is recorded by Sly and the Family Stone. It was their first single to peak at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. It held that position for 4 weeks in February and March 1969.

# 7: According to the song by Leonard Cohen, who feeds you tea and oranges?

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The lyrics are from Suzanne by Leonard Cohen. The song was first recorded by Judy Collins for her 1966 album In My Life. It was later released by Cohen himself on the album Songs of Leonard Cohen

Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river
You can hear the boats go by
You can spend the night beside her
And you know that she's half crazy
But that's why you want to be there
And she feeds you tea and oranges
That come all the way from China
And just when you mean to tell her
That you have no love to give her
Then she gets you on her wavelength
And she lets the river answer
That you've always been her lover.

# 8: Who is she?

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Stella Stevens began her acting career in 1959 and starred in films like Girls! Girls! Girls! (with Elvis Presley) and The Nutty Professor (with Jerry Lewis).

# 9: Who won the Women’s 100 m. event at the 1960 Summer Olympics?

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The women's 100 metres sprint event at the 1960 Olympic Games was won by Wilma Rudolph (United States). Dorothy Hyman (Great Britain) finished second, and Giuseppina Leone (Italy) finished third.

Rudolph became the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field during a single Olympic Games.

# 10: Which band released this album in the 60s?

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The Velvet Underground & Nico is the debut album by American rock band The Velvet Underground and vocal collaborator Nico. It was originally released in March 1967.

# 11: A candy-colored clown they call the sandman are the opening lyrics of which song?

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The lyrics are from Roy Orbison's In Dreams. It was released as a single on Monument Records in February 1963. The song starts:
A candy-colored clown they call the sandman
Tiptoes to my room every night
Just to sprinkle stardust and to whisper
Go to sleep. Everything is all right.

# 12: The Oscar winning song Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head is featured in which film?

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Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head is written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach for the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The song won an Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 42nd Academy Awards in 1970.

The song became a number one hit with B. J. Thomas.

# 13: Peter and Gordon were a famous duo in the mid-sixties. What are their last names?

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Peter and Gordon were a British pop duo, comprising Peter Asher and Gordon Waller. They had a number one hit with their first single A World Without Love, written by McCartney but credited to Lennon - McCartney. McCartney continued to write some of Peter and Gordon's hits during the mid-sixties.

# 14: Who became Israeli Prime Minister in 1969?

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Golda Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel on March 17, 1969, after serving as Minister of Labour and Foreign Minister.

She was Israel's first and the world's fourth woman to hold this type of office. Meir resigned as prime minister in 1974, and died in 1978.

David Ben-Gurion was the first Prime Minister of Israel and in office from 3 November 1955 to 26 June 1963.

Begin was in office 21 June 1977 - 10 October 1983.

Peres held the office 13 September 1984 - 20 October 1986 and 22 November 1995 - 18 June 1996.

# 15: Which band had a hit with I Can’t Let Go in 1966?

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I Can't Let Go was originally recorded by Evie Sands. The song became popular in 1966 for The Hollies, reaching number two in the UK Singles Chart and number 42 in the US.

# 16: In what year was John F. Kennedy assassinated?

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John F. Kennedy was assassinated while traveling in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas, in November 1963.

# 17: Who had a Top Ten hit with Sweet Nothin’s in both UK and US in 1960?

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Sweet Nothin's is a 1959 song by Brenda Lee. It is written by Ronnie Self and released on the Decca label in United States. It peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also charted on the Official Singles Chart in UK, peaking at number 4 again.

# 18: The Motown record company was founded by:

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Motown was founded by Berry Gordy, Jr. as Tamla Records on January 12, 1959, and incorporated as Motown Record Corporation on April 14, 1960.

# 19: This is a detail from movie poster. Which film is it?

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My Fair Lady is a 1964 film adapted from a stage musical based on the 1913 stage play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. The film stars Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle and Rex Harrison as Henry Higgins.

# 20: What actors play the leading roles as Max Cady and Sam Bowden in Cape Fear (1962)?

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Cape Fear is a 1962 American psychological thriller starring Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck. Robert Mitchum plays Max Cady, who holds Sam Bowden (Gregory Peck) personally responsible for his eight years in prison for rape. Max Cad begins to stalk and subtly threaten Bowden's family.

Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck also appear in the 1991 remake of the film. The 1991 version of the film stars Robert De Niro and Nick Nolte.

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