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: Who plays the role as Marion Crane in the 1960 American film Psycho?

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Janet Leigh was awarded the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and received an Academy Award nomination for her role as Marion Crane in Psycho.

# 2: He was born Charles Edward in St. Louis, Missouri:

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Chuck Berry was born into a middle-class African-American family in St. Louis, Missouri. His birth name was Charles Edward Anderson Berry

# 3: This is a detail from movie poster. What is the name of the film?

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West Side Story is a musical inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. The film premiered 1961.

# 4: This intro is recorded by:

Baby, I Love You is written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, and Phil Spector, produced by Spector, and originally recorded in 1963 by The Ronettes.

# 5: Who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 1969?

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Samuel Beckett was awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize in Literature for his writing, which - in new forms for the novel and drama - in the destitution of modern man acquires its elevation. Beckett lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French. He is perhaps most famous for his play Waiting for Godot.

The Nobel Prize in literature has not been awarded to James Joyce, Naomi Mitchison, or Anton Chekhov.

# 6: Joe Frazier, Hans Huber, and Giuseppe Ros competed in the 1964 Summer Olympics. In which sport?

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Joe Frazier, future heavyweight champion of the world, won a gold medal for the USA in heavyweight boxing.

# 7: Which was The Dave Clark Five’s first and only number 1 hit in UK?

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Glad All Over is a song by Dave Clark Five. It was the bands's first big hit, reaching No.1 on the UK Singles Chart and No.6 on the American US Billboard Hot 100.

# 8: It Takes Two is a hit single recorded in 1965 by Marvin Gaye and:

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It Takes Two is a hit single recorded in late 1965 by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston for Motown's Tamla label. The single peaked at no. 14 on the Billboard Pop charts and no. 4 on Billboard's Soul Singles chart in January 1967. The song was also Marvin Gaye's first real hit in U.K.

# 9: Which group hit the charts with Albatross and Oh Well in 1969?

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Fleetwood Mac was formed in London in 1967. In 1969, they had a major hit with Albatross and a lesser hit with the single Oh Well.

# 10: 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.

# 11: Bronco is an American Western that aired from 1958 through 1962. The main role is played by:

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Bronco is a Western series that ran from 1958 through 1962. The series starred Ty Hardin as Bronco.

# 12: The Hollies originated as a duo formed by Allan Clarke and:

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Allan Clarke and Graham Nash began performing together during the skiffle craze of the late 1950s. The later took the name Ricky and Dane Young. In 1962, Clarke and Nash joined the Deltas. The band soon started calling themselves The Hollies

# 13: Who plays the role as the martian in the TV series My Favorite Martian?

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Ray Walston was an American actor and comedian, best known as the title character on My Favorite Martian, an American television sitcom that aired on CBS from September 29, 1963, to May 1, 1966.

# 14: Who was President of France between 1959 and 1969?

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Charles de Gaulle was the dominant military and political leader of France for much of the period from 1940 to 1969. He held the office as President between 8 January 1959 and 28 April 1969.

# 15: Sunshine of Your Love is a 1968 hit by:

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Sunshine of Your Love is a 1song by the British rock band Cream. It is one of Cream's best known and most popular songs. It terached number 3 in Canada and number 5 in USA.

# 16: The following films were all nominated for Best Picture at the 42nd Academy Awards (1970). Which film won the Award?

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Midnight Cowboy is a 1969 American film directed by John Schlesinger. The film is based on a novel by James Leo Herlihy, adapted for the film by Waldo Salt. Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman play the leading roles.

The film won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. At the time, it was the only X-rated film ever to win Best Picture.

# 17: In what year was Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy assassinated?

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Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on Thursday, April 4, 1968, at the age of 39.

After having defeated Senator Eugene McCarthy in the California presidential primary, Robert Kennedy was assassinated on June 5, 1968. He was shot by Sirhan Sirhan, a 24-year-old Palestinian.

# 18: The 1966 film A Man for All Seasons is about which famous person?

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A Man for All Seasons is a 1966 British film directed by Fred Zinnemann. The film is based on Robert Bolt's play about Sir Thomas More. It stars Paul Scofield as Sir Thomas More and Wendy Hiller as Alice More. Orson Welles has a role as Cardinal Wolsey.

# 19: This a detail from an album released by which group:

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Sweetheart of the Rodeo is the sixth album by the Byrds. It was released on August 30, 1968.

# 20: In the 1960s, Aldo Moro was Prime Minister of which country?

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Aldo Moro was an Italian politician and the 38th Prime Minister of Italy, from 1963 to 1968, and then again from 1974 to 1976.

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  1. Great quiz. Thanks

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