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 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: 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.

# 3: My Fair Lady is a musical film adapted from an original stage play by:

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My Fair Lady is based on the 1913 stage play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw.

# 4: The Oscar winning song Moon River is featured in which movie?

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Moon River is composed by Henry Mancini with lyrics written by Johnny Mercer. It got an Oscar for Best Original Song at the 34th Academy Awards in 1962. The song is featured in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's and was performed by Audrey Hepburn in the film. It also won the 1962 Grammy Award for Record of the Year and the Grammy Award for Song of the Year.

It was a hit single for Jerry Butler in late 1961, reaching number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. A recording by Mancini himself reached the same spot. In UK, South African singer Danny Williams reached number one with his version of the song. The best remembered version of the song, however, is perhaps the one recorded by Andy Williams.

# 5: 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.

# 6: Which studio album by the Beatles included the song Get Back?

Get Back was originally released as a single on 11 April 1969 and credited to The Beatles with Billy Preston. A second version of the song was later included as the closing track of Let It Be (1970).

# 7: 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.

# 8: 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.

# 9: What TV-series follows the USS Enterprise and its crew?

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Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise and its crew. It later acquired the retronym of Star Trek: The Original Series.

# 10: Disney’s The Sword in the Stone premiered what year?

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Walt Disney's production of The Sword in the Stone premiered on December 25, 1963.

The film is an adaptation of T. H. White's The Once and Future King after the Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe musical Camelot.

# 11: Who had a one-hit wonder with Eve of Destruction in 1965?

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Eve of Destruction is a song written by P. F. Sloan. The best-known recording is by Barry McGuire. His version hit No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart.

# 12: Which was the first film in the James Bond series NOT to star Sean Connery as James Bond?

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On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) is the sixth film in the James Bond series. Eon Productions selected an unknown actor and model, George Lazenby, to play the part of James Bond. Lazenby would play the role of Bond only once.

# 13: Who became Prime Minister of India in January, 1966?

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Indira Gandhi was the first female Prime Minister of India and central figure of the Indian National Congress party. She served from 1966 to 1977 and then again from 1980 until her assassination in 1984.

# 14: 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.

# 15: Who wrote these lyrics: I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch, he said to me, You must not ask for so much.

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Bird on the Wire is one of Leonard Cohen's signature songs. It was recorded 26 September 1968 in Nashville and included on his 1969 album Songs from a Room.

# 16: The following films were all nominated for Best Picture at the 38th Academy Awards (1966). Which film won the Award?

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The Sound of Music is a 1965 musical film directed and produced by Robert Wise. Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer play the leading roles.

The film and the Broadway musical are based on the book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp.

The film features several popular songs written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, including Edelweiss, My Favorite Things, Climb Ev'ry Mountain, and Do-Re-Mi.

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

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Midnight Cowboy is a 1969 film based on the 1965 novel of the same name by James Leo Herlihy. It stars Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman.

# 18: The following films were all nominated for Best Picture at the 35th Academy Awards (1963). Which film won the Award?

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Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 British film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. The film was directed by David Lean and produced by Sam Spiegel. Peter O'Toole plays the title role.

The film was nominated for 10 Academy Awards and won seven at the 35th Academy Awards (1963), including Best Director and Best Picture.

To Kill a Mockingbird won three Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Gregory Peck.

# 19: After his hit in 1962, Gene Chandler dubbed himself The Duke of:

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Duke of Earl is a 1962 song, recorded by Gene Chandler. It hit the Billboard Hot 100 chart in January, 1962, and reached the number-one on February 17. It was on the number one spot for three weeks.

It is the best known of Chandler's songs, and he later dubbed himself The Duke of Earl

# 20: 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.

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