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: A memorial in New York’s Central Park is named after what Beatles song?

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Strawberry Fields is a landscaped section in New York City's Central Park that is dedicated to the memory of former Beatle John Lennon. It is named after the Beatles' song Strawberry Fields Forever written by Lennon.

# 2: The TV show Bonanza starred Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, and:

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Bonanza ran from 1959 to 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 430 episodes. Pernell Roberts plays the role as Adam Cartwright, Lorne Greene the role as Ben Cartwright, Dan Blocker the role as Hoss Cartwright, and Michael Landon plays the role as Joseph Little Joe Cartwright.

# 3: Who made this painting of Jackie Kennedy?

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This painting of Jackie Kennedy (Onassis) is made by Andy Warhol. Between May and November in 1964, he made more than 300 Jackie paintings.

# 4: Which group made the following lyrics famous: For well you know that it’s a fool who plays it cool?

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...And anytime you feel the pain, hey Jude, refrain
Don't carry the world upon your shoulders
For well you know that it's a fool who plays it cool
By making his world a little colder
Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah

# 5: What group released Come on as their first single in 1963?

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Come On is a song written and first released by Chuck Berry in 1961. The Rolling Stones picked the song for their debut single, released in the late spring of 1963 on Decca. Stones' version reached No. 21 on the UK single charts.

# 6: 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.

# 7: Who topped the charts with the song Runaway in 1961?

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Runaway was a number one hit by Del Shannon in 1961. It was written by Shannon and keyboardist Max Crook, and became a major international hit, reaching number one in USA, UK, Canada, and Australia.

# 8: Who was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Actress category for her role in They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

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They Shoot Horses, Don't They? is a 1969 American film directed by Sydney Pollack. The story revolves around a group of contestants desperate to win a Depression-era dance marathon. The leading roles are played by Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Bruce Dern, Bonnie Bedelia, and Gig Young.

The film was nominated for nine Academy Awards, but not for Best Picture (a record). The film only won in one category. Gig Young got an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

# 9: Who plays Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the villain, in the James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service?

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Telly Savalas plays the role as Ernst Stavro Blofeld in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Donald Pleasence had previously played the role in You Only Live Twice

# 10: This is a hit song by Roy Orbison. What’s the title?

In Dreams is a song by Roy Orbison. Released as a single on Monument Records in February 1963. It topped the charts in Australia and Ireland, peaked at No. 7 on Billboard Hot 100, and at No. 6 in U.K.

# 11: 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.

# 12: Who topped the charts in 1961 with the song Let’s Twist Again

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Let's Twist Again is a song released by Chubby Checker in 1961. It reached number on the NME charts in UK. It also reached number one in several European countries. The highest position on Billboard Hot 100 was #8. In 1962, it received the Grammy Award for Best Rock & Roll Recording.

The song is written by Kal Mann and Dave Appel.

# 13: Which Oscar-winning film from 1961 stars Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, and Rita Moreno?

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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.

# 14: Who plays a leading role in the movie Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)?

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Mutiny on the Bounty is a 1962 film starring Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard. Carol Reed started directing the film, but was pulled out of the project and replaced by Lewis Milestone. Milestone is credited as director of the picture.

It was the first film to be officially filmed in Ultra Panavision 70 widescreen.

Nominated for seven Oscars, the film failed to win any of them.

# 15: 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.

# 16: At age 21, Eddie Cochran dies after a road accident this year:

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During his British tour in April 1960, Eddie Cochran dies after a road accident in Chippenham, Wiltshire.

# 17: Can you name the artists behind the 1968 hit You’re All I Need to Get By?

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You're All I Need to Get By is a song recorded by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell and released on Motown Records' Tamla label in 1968.

# 18: What actors play the main characters in the American road movie Easy Rider?

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Easy Rider is a 1969 American film written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern. It was produced by Peter Fonda and directed by Dennis Hopper. Hopper and Fonda also play the leading roles. Jack Nicholson plays lawyer and the local drunk, George Hanson. At the 42nd Academy Awards, Jack Nicholson was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, and the film was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay.

# 19: This is a 1967 single released by:

Bend Me, Shape Me was first recorded by The Outsiders as a track on their album The Outsiders In in 1966. The American Breed released their version in 1967. It peaked at No. 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in early 1968 and No. 24 in the UK Singles Chart.

# 20: What South African cardiac surgeon performed the world’s first human-to-human heart transplant in 1967?

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Christiaan Barnard was a South African cardiac surgeon who performed the first successful human-to-human heart transplant. The transplant operation took place on 3 December 1967, in an operation lasting nine hours and using a team of thirty people, including Barnard's brother, Marius Barnard.

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