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: Who plays against Elvis Presley in Girls! Girls! Girls!?

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Stella Stevens began her acting career in 1959 and starred in films like Girls! Girls! Girls! (with Elvis Presley) and The Nutty Professor (with Jerry Lewis).

# 2: This a detail from a sixties music album recorded by:

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Love in a Mist is the 5th studio album by Marianne Faithfull, released in 1967. Michael Cooper is credited for the design and photography.

# 3: The debut album Songs of Leonard Cohen was released in what year?

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Songs of Leonard Cohen is the debut album of Canadian musician Leonard Cohen. It was released in 1967. The album had little success in United States, but reached #13 in UK and spent nearly a year and a half in the UK album charts.

# 4: 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.

# 5: Who wrote A Spaniard in the Works, a book first published in 1965?

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A Spaniard in the Works is a book written by John Lennon and published in 1965. The book consists of the same type of poems, stories and drawings that was found in Lennon's previous book, In His Own Write.

The book ends: Linda forever,
Aya.
'Quand on veut un mouton, c'est preuve qu'on existe.'

# 6: Who plays the role as Rooster Cogburn in the 1969 movie version of True Grit?

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True Grit is a 1969 American western directed by Henry Hathaway. It is the first adaptation of Charles Portis' novel True Grit. John Wayne plays the role as U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn. This performance gave Wayne his only Academy Award.

A film sequel, Rooster Cogburn, was made in 1975, with Wayne playing against Katharine Hepburn. In 2010, Joel and Ethan Coen directed a re-make of the film with Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn.

# 7: The United States Peace Corps was established by which President?

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The Peace Corps is a volunteer program run by the United States government. President John F. Kennedy issued an executive order establishing the Peace Corps i March, 1961..

# 8: What actors play the main characters in the American road movie Easy Rider?

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Easy Rider is a 1969 American film written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern. It was produced by Peter Fonda and directed by Dennis Hopper. Hopper and Fonda also play the leading roles. Jack Nicholson plays lawyer and the local drunk, George Hanson. At the 42nd Academy Awards, Jack Nicholson was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, and the film was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay.

# 9: The first regular episode, The Man Trap, of this TV series is aired September 8, 1966:

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The first Star Trek series (The Original Series) debuted in 1966 and ran for three seasons on NBC. The first regular episode of Star Trek was on September 8, 1966 as part of an NBC sneak preview block.

# 10: Three of the original members of this band were Dave Davies, Pete Quaife, and Mick Avory. Who was the fourth member?

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The Kinks initially consisted of Ray Davies, Dave Davies, Pete Quaife, and Mick Avory.

# 11: What actors play the leading roles as Max Cady and Sam Bowden in Cape Fear (1962)?

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Cape Fear is a 1962 American psychological thriller starring Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck. Robert Mitchum plays Max Cady, who holds Sam Bowden (Gregory Peck) personally responsible for his eight years in prison for rape. Max Cad begins to stalk and subtly threaten Bowden's family.

Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck also appear in the 1991 remake of the film. The 1991 version of the film stars Robert De Niro and Nick Nolte.

# 12: 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.

# 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: Who plays the title character in the Perry Mason TV series?

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Perry Mason is an American legal drama series originally broadcast on CBS television from September 21, 1957, to May 22, 1966. The title character is played by Raymond Burr.

# 15: The main characters in The Odd Couple (1968) are played by:

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The Odd Couple is a 1968 American comedy directed by Gene Saks, and starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.

# 16: 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.

# 17: The line What a drag it is getting old opens which song by the Rolling Stones?

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What a drag it is getting old.

Things are different today,
I hear ev'ry mother say
Mother needs something today to calm her down
And though she's not really ill...
There's a little yellow pill...


Mother's Little Helper first appeared as the opening track to the United Kingdom version of the 1966 album Aftermath. The single peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

# 18: Which song was the Beach Boys’ first number one hit in USA?

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I Get Around was The Beach Boys' first number-one hit song in the United States. The single peaked at number seven in the United Kingdom.

Surfer Girl peaked at number 7 in 1963, California Girls reached number 3 in 1965, and Barbara Ann reached number 2 in 1965.

# 19: Joe Frazier, Hans Huber, and Giuseppe Ros competed in the 1964 Summer Olympics. In which sport?

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Joe Frazier, future heavyweight champion of the world, won a gold medal for the USA in heavyweight boxing.

# 20: The 1966 film A Man for All Seasons is about which famous person?

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A Man for All Seasons is a 1966 British film directed by Fred Zinnemann. The film is based on Robert Bolt's play about Sir Thomas More. It stars Paul Scofield as Sir Thomas More and Wendy Hiller as Alice More. Orson Welles has a role as Cardinal Wolsey.

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