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: Which group had a number one hit with Baby Love in 1964?

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Baby Love is a 1964 song recorded by the Supremes. It peaked at No. 1 in both United Kingdom and United States.

# 2: 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.

# 3: Who succeeded John F. Kennedy as the 36th President of United States in 1963?

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Lyndon Baines Johnson was the 36th President of the United States (1963-1969), a position he assumed after his service as the Vice President to John F. Kennedy.

# 4: What nationality was John Steinbeck, the 1962 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature?

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John Ernst Steinbeck was an American writer. He was born in Salinas, California, United States. He was awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception.

# 5: Who gets her oats in the Beatles song Two of Us?

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At the beginning of the song John shouts: I Dig a Pygmy, by Charles Hawtrey and the Deaf Aids... Phase One, in which Doris gets her oats!.

# 6: 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.

# 7: 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.

# 8: Who is she?

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The image is from Barbarella, a 1968 science fiction film directed by Roger Vadim. The film stars Jane Fonda as Barbarella.

# 9: Which famous song contains the lines: I hear babies crying, I watch them grow.?

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What a Wonderful World is written by Bob Thiele (as George Douglas) and George David Weiss. It was first recorded by Louis Armstrong and released in 1967. The song ends: I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll ever know
And I think to myself,
What a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself
What a wonderful world.

# 10: Julie Andrews appears in all of these movies, except:

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Julie Andrews plays a role in Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), Star! (1968), and Darling Lili (1970). She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for her performance in all three movies. In Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) Dick Van Dyke plays against Sally Ann Howes.

# 11: The line Girl we couldn’t get much higher appears in what song?

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Light My Fire is a song by the Doors, which was recorded in August 1966 and released in January 1967 on their self-titled debut album.

The group was asked to remove the line from the song on The Ed Sullivan Show, by Jim Morrison performed it the way it was written and the Doors were banned from future appearances on the show.

The song starts:
You know that it would be untrue
You know that I would be a liar
If I was to say to you
Girl, we couldn't get much higher
Come on baby, light my fire.

# 12: 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.

# 13: Listen to the clip. This is a hit song recorded by:

Paul Jones had several Top 10 hits with Manfred Mann before going solo in July 1966. He released I've Been a Bad, Bad Boy in 1967, which peaked at no. 5 in United Kingdom.

# 14: 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

# 15: Audrey Hepburn stars in which of these films?

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Wait Until Dark (1967) is an American film directed by Terence Young. It stars Audrey Hepburn as Susy Hendrix, a young blind woman.

The story revolves around old-fashioned doll with hidden drugs. Alan Arkin and Richard Crenna play two of the criminals looking for the doll.

Hepburn was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, but did not win. Instead, Katharine Hepburn got the Award for her role in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

# 16: Who wrote the book Ode to a High Flying Bird, a tribute to jazz legend Charlie Parker?

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In 1965, Charlie Watts published Ode to a Highflying Bird, a children's book and a tribute to the jazz legend Charlie Parker.

The book was written in 1960, before his career with the Rolling Stones and when he still was an aspiring graphic designer. It was written as a children's book with a play-school-style narrative of Parker's life and simple drawings. It was not until the success with Rolling Stones that the same company that issued the Stones' monthly fan magazines also published the book.

In 1991, a reprint of the book was offered together with a box set of music in honor of Charlie Parker.

# 17: 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.

# 18: Which band had a hit with Glad All Over in 1964?

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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.

# 19: 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.

# 20: 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.


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  1. Great quiz. Thanks

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