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 1967, the Daily Mail newspaper reports 4,000 potholes in Blackburn, Lancashire. The article inspires the lyrics to which Beatles song?

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January 17, 1967, The Daily Mail newspaper reports 4,000 potholes in Blackburn, Lancashire. The article is used as an inspiration for The Beatles song A Day in the Life. It is the final song on Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

# 2: Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated when staying in a motel in which city?

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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.

# 3: 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.

# 4: What group had a number one hit on Billboard Hot 100 in 1969 with Crimson and Clover?

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Crimson and Clover is a 1968 song by American rock band Tommy James and the Shondells. The song peaked at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 February 1, 1969. The song spent 16 weeks on the U.S. charts.

# 5: Which band had a hit with Catch Us If You Can in 1965?

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Catch Us If You Can is a song by The Dave Clark Five. It reached number 5 on the UK Singles Chart in the late summer of 1965 and number 4 on the U.S. Hot 100 chart.

# 6: 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.

# 7: Can you name the song title from the following lyrics: Charcoal burning everywhere, rows of houses that are all the same.

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The song Pleasant Valley Sunday by the Monkees starts:
The local rock group down the street
Is trying hard to learn their song
They serenade the weekend squire
Who just came out to mow his lawn
Another pleasant valley Sunday
Charcoal burning everywhere
Rows of houses that are all the same
And no one seems to care.

# 8: This a detail from a sixties music album recorded by:

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Love in a Mist is the 5th studio album by Marianne Faithfull, released in 1967. Michael Cooper is credited for the design and photography.

# 9: Syd Barrett was a member of what band from the sixties?

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Syd Barrett was a British guitarist, singer and songwriter best known for being a part of the British band Pink Floyd.

# 10: In 1969, he had a hit with A Boy Named Sue:

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A Boy Named Sue is a song written by Shel Silverstein and made popular by Johnny Cash. Cash recorded the song live in concert on February 24, 1969 at California's San Quentin State Prison for his At San Quentin album.

# 11: It was The Animals’ first number 1 hit in UK, US and Canada:

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The House of the Rising Sun is the second single by The Animals, released in 1964. It went to the top of the UK pop singles chart in July 1964, reached number 1 on Hot 100 two months later, where it stayed for three weeks. It was The Animals' breakthrough hit in both countries and later became their signature song.

# 12: The film West Side Story is based on which famous story?

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West Side Story is a 1961 musical drama directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. The film is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name. The story is inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet.

The film stars Richard Beymer, George Chakiris, Rita Moreno, Russ Tamblyn, and Natalie Wood. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won 10, including Best Picture.

Some of the songs from the film include Somewhere, Maria, and America. None for nominated for an Award.

# 13: In which country was actress Julie Andrews born?

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Julie Andrews was born on 1 October 1935 in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England.

# 14: Who plays the main character in Rosemary’s Baby?

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Rosemary's Baby is a 1968 American psychological horror film written and directed by Roman Polansk. It is based on a novel by Ira Levin. The cast features Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes.

# 15: Who played Captain Virgil Hilts in the 1963 film The Great Escape?

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The Great Escape is a 1963 American film based on an escape by British and Commonwealth prisoners during World War II. The film was directed and produced by John Sturges. Steve McQueen plays Capt. Virgil Hilts, the Cooler King. James Garner plays Flt. Lt. Robert Hendley, the Scrounger. Other roles are plated by Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, and David McCallum. The British singer John Leyton also has a role in this movie.

# 16: Who plays the leading character in The Thomas Crown Affair from 1968?

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The Thomas Crown Affair is a 1968 film directed and produced by Norman Jewison. Steve McQueen plays the leading character, Thomas Crown. Faye Dunaway plays the investigator, Vicki Anderson. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning Best Original Song for Michel Legrand's Windmills of Your Mind

# 17: The novel The Godfather is published in 1969. Who wrote the novel?

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Mario Puzo was an Italian American author and screenwriter, known for his novels about the Mafia, including The Godfather (1969). The Godfather was later adapted into a film by Francis Ford Coppola.

# 18: In 1967, Gary Brooker and Keith Reid formed what British rock band?

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In 1967, Procol Harum was formed by Gary Brooker and Keith Reid after The Paramounts broke up.

# 19: This a detail from a 60s music album recorded by which group?

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The Who Sell Out is the 3rd studio album by The Who, released in 1967. The cover is divided into panels featuring a photograph by David Montgomery of each of the band members, two on the front and two on the back.

# 20: Which word is missing in title of this hit by the Seekers: The _____ is Over?

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The Carnival Is Over is originally a Russian folk song. With English-language lyrics by Tom Springfield, the song became a hit with Australian folk pop group The Seekers in 1965.

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