1960s Random Trivia Quiz – 20 Questions

 

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Sixties Trivia Quiz Questions

This random quiz game contains 60s trivia questions about everything from the decade that changed the world.

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

Each set of 60s trivia quiz questions is picked from hundreds of questions in our database.

 

# 1: In 1969, Brian Jones leaves the Rolling Stones and is replaced by:

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Michael Taylor is perhaps best known as a former member of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and the Rolling Stones. He joined the Rolling Stones in after Brian Jones left the band in 1969. Taylor appears on the classic albums Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main St.

# 2: Who plays the role as Alfie Elkins in the 1966 movie Alfie?

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Alfie is a 1966 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Lewis Gilbert and starring Michael Caine.

# 3: In 1961, the Tokens had a number one hit on Billboard Hot 100 with:

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The Lions Sleep Tonight was recorded by Solomon Linda and the Evening Birds for the South African Gallo Record Company in 1939. It was covered internationally by many 1950s pop and folk revival artists, including The Weavers, Jimmy Dorsey, Yma Sumac, Miriam Makeba, and The Kingston Trio. In 1961, it became a number one hit in the U.S. with The Tokens.

# 4: Which candidate was the target of an assassination attempt during the presidential primaries of 1972?

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George Wallace, Jr. was the 45th Governor of Alabama. He ran for U.S. President four times (three as a Democrat and one on the American Independent Party ticket). On May 15, 1972, he was attacked and shot five times during a campaign. His near assassination effectively ended his campaign and left him paralyzed. He used a wheelchair for the remainder of his life.

# 5: In 1961, this basketball player was named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated:

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Jerry Lucas was a nationally-awarded high school player, national college star at Ohio State, and 1960 gold medal Olympian and international player before starring as a professional player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He got the Sportsman of the Year Award in 1961.

# 6: This is a detail from the cover of a music album with a color in the title. What color?

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Mellow Yellow is an album by British singer-songwriter Donovan. It was released in the US in 1967.

# 7: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a book from 1962 written by:

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a novel written by Ken Kesey. It was adapted into the Broadway play by Dale Wasserman in 1963. Bo Goldman adapted the novel into a 1975 film directed by Milos Forman. The film won five Academy Awards.

# 8: What year did RCA Victor Records start releasing all pop singles in both mono and stereo?

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RCA Victor Records is the first record company to release pop singles in mono and stereo simultaneously. Elvis Presley's Stuck on You becomes RCA's first mono/stereo release in March 1960.

# 9: What’s the name of this singer?

Running Scared is a song Roy Orbison. It is written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson. It was released in March 1961 and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In Britain, it peaked at No. 9.

# 10: This a detail from a 60s music album released by:

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Ballad of Easy Rider is the 8th album by the Byrd. It was released in 1969. The album was named after the song Ballad of Easy Rider, which is theme song for the 1969 film, Easy Rider. Most of the songs, however, had no connection with the film. The album peaked at No. 36 on the Billboard chart and No. 41 on the UK Albums Chart.

# 11: There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done. Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung… The lyrics were made famous by which British band?

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All You Need Is Love is a song by the Beatles. It was written by John Lennon and credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first performed by the Beatles on Our World, the first live global television link. The single was released July 7, 1967.

(Members of the Rolling Stones also appeared in the studio).

# 12: 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.

# 13: 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.

# 14: 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.

# 15: Which number one hit came first?

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Nancy Sinatra's These Boots Are Made for Walkin' was a hit in 1966. A Whiter Shade of Pale was a hit in 1967. Honey and Angel of the Morning became hits in 1968.

# 16: Who plays the leading role as Honey Ryder in the first James Bond film?

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Ursula Andress is a Swiss-American actress and perhaps best known for her role as Bond girl Honey Ryder in the first James Bond film, Dr. No, for which she won a Golden Globe.

Due to her heavy Swiss-German accent, her character's voice was provided by Nikki van der Zyl and a singing voice was provided by Diana Coupland.

# 17: The 1967 album Between the Buttons is recorded by which band?

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Between the Buttons is the fifth British and seventh American studio album by The Rolling Stones, released in 1967.

# 18: In the sixties, she held the record for most Olympic medals:

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Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina won two gold medals, a silver medal and two bronze medals. She held the record for most Olympic medals until American swimmer Michael Phelps broke the record in 2012.

# 19: Who wrote the 1964 novel Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car?

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Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car is a children's novel written by Ian Fleming for his son Caspar, with illustrations by John Burningham.

# 20: Debbie Meyer of United States won three gold medals at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. In what events?

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While still a 16-year old student at Rio Americano High School in Sacramento, California, Deborah Meyer became the first swimmer to win three individual gold medals in one Olympics. She won the 200-, 400-, and 800-meter freestyle swimming races in the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.

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