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: The Oscar winning song Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head is featured in which film?

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Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head is written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach for the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The song won an Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 42nd Academy Awards in 1970.

The song became a number one hit with B. J. Thomas.

# 2: 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!.

# 3: What are the opening lyrics for The Beach Boys’ Good Vibrations?

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The song Good Vibrations starts:
I, I love the colorful clothes she wears
And the way the sunlight plays upon her hair
I hear the sound of a gentle word
On the wind that lifts her perfume through the air

# 4: Topaz is a 1969 American film directed by:

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Topaz is a 1969 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It is based on the 1967 Cold War novel Topaz by Leon Uris. The film stars Frederick Stafford, Dany Robin, John Vernon, Karin Dor, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret, Claude Jade, Michel Subor and John Forsythe.

# 5: Disney’s The Jungle Book premiered what year?

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Walt Disney's production of The Jungle Book premiered October 18, 1967. The story is based on Rudyard Kipling's books. It became the 19th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series.

The film score features eight original songs, seven by the Sherman Brothers and one by Terry Gilkyson.

# 6: In 1969, he had a hit with A Boy Named Sue:

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A Boy Named Sue is a song written by Shel Silverstein and made popular by Johnny Cash. Cash recorded the song live in concert on February 24, 1969 at California's San Quentin State Prison for his At San Quentin album.

# 7: 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.

# 8: 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.

# 9: Which American band released the album Five O’clock World in 1966?

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Five O'clock World was the second album of the Vogues, released by Co & Ce Records in 1966.

# 10: 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.

# 11: 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.

# 12: The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 American war film starring the following actors, except:

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The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 American war film directed by Robert Aldrich. The cast includes Charles Bronson, Telly Savalas, and Donald Sutherland - but not Clint Eastwood.

# 13: 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.

# 14: Who won the Men’s 100 m. event at the 1964 Summer Olympics?

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At the 1964 Summer Olympics, in Tokyo, Bob Hayes won a gold medal in the 100m and gold medal in the 4x100 meter relay.

# 15: Which actor plays the main character in the 1963 movie Donovan’s Reef?

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Donovan's Reef is a 1963 American film directed by John Ford. The leading character Michael Patrick Donovan is played by John Wayne. It was Wayne's last film together with director John Ford.

The film also stars Lee Marvin, Jack Warden, and Elizabeth Allen.

# 16: At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, he broke the world record for the long jump by nearly 2 feet (55 cm). His name?

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Bob Beamon's world-record jump at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City has been named as one of the five greatest sports achievements of the 20th century. He jumped 8.90 m, which was 55 cm more than the existing record.

# 17: 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.

# 18: 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.

# 19: Which of these TV shows premiered during the sixties?

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Sesame Street broadcasted for the first time on November 10, 1969. It was created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett for the National Educational Television (NET) network. Sesame Street has won more than 150 Emmy Awards, which is more than any other children's show.

Two pilot episodes of the Muppet Show were produced in 1974 and 1975, but failed to get any attention. The show was later produced by ATV Associated Television franchise in the UK.

Lassie premiered on TV in 1954.

The Scooby-Doo gang made their ABC debut in 1976 as part of The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour.

# 20: Who composed the Oscar winning songs Moon River and Days of Wine and Roses?

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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.

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