1960s Random Trivia Quiz – 20 Questions

 

Sixties trivia quiz - 20 questions

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: 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.

# 2: Complete the title of the 1965 song by the Beatles: Norwegian _______ (This Bird Has Flown).

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Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) is a song by the Beatles, written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. It was first released on the album Rubber Soul, 1965.

# 3: With The Twist he gave birth to the Twist dance craze in the early 60s:

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Chubby Checker's 1960 cover version of the Twist became a number one hit on Billboard Hot 100 on September 19, 1960, and then again in January, 1962.

Checker re-recorded the song several times, and also made variations on the twist-theme, such as Let's Twist Again to keep the craze alive.

In September 2008 the song topped Billboard's list of the most popular singles to have appeared in the Hot 100 since its debut in 1958.

# 4: 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.

# 5: Who directed the American historical drama film Spartacus from 1960?

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Spartacus is an American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Kirk Douglas as the rebellious slave.

# 6: In what year did Joan Baez release her self-titled debut album?

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The debut album of Joan Baez was released in November 1960. Most of the songs featured only Baez' vocals and guitar. It was recorded at Manhattan Towers Hotel Ballroom, New York, during just four days.

# 7: Who is she?

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Britt Ekland is a Swedish actress and singer. She appeared in numerous films throughout the 1960s and 1970s.

# 8: Who had a Top Ten hit with Sweet Nothin’s in both UK and US in 1960?

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Sweet Nothin's is a 1959 song by Brenda Lee. It is written by Ronnie Self and released on the Decca label in United States. It peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also charted on the Official Singles Chart in UK, peaking at number 4 again.

# 9: Which word is missing in title of this hit by Long John Baldry: Let the __________ Begin?

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Let the Heartaches Begin is a song recorded by British singer Long John Baldry. It was a number one hit in the UK, number 2 in Ireland and peaked at number 88 on the Billboard Hot 100.

# 10: This is the intro to which song by the Rolling Stones?

Try a Little Harder is written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. It was recorded in 1964 and released on Metamorphosis, the third compilation album of The Rolling Stones from 1965.

# 11: 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.

# 12: The first Jagger/Richards composition to reach number 1 on the UK singles charts was:

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The Last Time (1965) was the first Jagger/Richards composition to reach number 1 on the UK singles charts. It peaked at number 9 in the US.

I Wanna Be Your Man is a Lennon-McCartney composition, Little Red Rooster is a blues standard credited to arranger and songwriter Willie Dixon, and 19th Nervous Breakdown never topped the charts in U.K. (it peaked at No. 2.

# 13: Shirley MacLaine stars in all of these movies, except:

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) stars Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, and Katharine Hepburn.

# 14: In 1961, the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) started building what?

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The Berlin Wall was a barrier that divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. German Democratic Republic started constructing the wall starting on 13 August 1961.

# 15: The following films were all nominated for Best Picture at the 41st Academy Awards (1969). Which film won the Award?

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Oliver! is a 1968 British musical drama film directed by Carol Reed. It is based on a stage musical of the same name. The story, music and lyrics are written by Lionel Bart. The story is based on Charles Dickens' novel Oliver Twist.

At the 41st Academy Awards in 1969, Oliver! won six out of 11 nominations, including the Awards for Best Picture.

# 16: 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.

# 17: Gregory Peck has a leading role in all of these movies, except:

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Spartacus is a 1960 American film directed by Stanley Kubrick. It stars Kirk Douglas as the rebellious slave Spartacus. Other leading roles are played by Laurence Olivier, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, and Tony Curtis.

In The Guns of Navarone (1961), Gregory Peck plays Capt. Keith Mallory.

In Cape Fear, the 1962 version of the film, Gregory Peck plays Sam Bowden, a Georgia lawyer who is being stalked and threatened by ex-convict Max Cady. Gregory Peck also plays in the 1991 remake of the film.

Mackenna's Gold is a 1969 western directed by J. Lee Thompson. Gregory Peck plays Marshal Sam MacKenna in this film.

# 18: Who composed the Monkees hit I’m a Believer?

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I'm a Believer is composed by Neil Diamond and recorded by The Monkees in 1966 with the lead vocals by Micky Dolenz. It was a number one hit world wide.

# 19: Who had a one-hit wonder with Close To Cathy in 1962?

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Mike Clifford is an American singer, perhaps best known for his 1962 one-hit wonder, Close To Cathy. The song peaked at no. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.

# 20: Which studio album by the Beatles included the song Penny Lane?

Penny Lane was included on the Magical Mystery Tour album.

Magical Mystery Tour was released as a double EP in the United Kingdom and an LP in the United States. The LP version included the band's 1967 single releases. The LP version was not released in the UK until 1976.

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