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: Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated when staying in a motel in which city?

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Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on Thursday, April 4, 1968, at the age of 39.

After having defeated Senator Eugene McCarthy in the California presidential primary, Robert Kennedy was assassinated on June 5, 1968. He was shot by Sirhan Sirhan, a 24-year-old Palestinian.

# 2: Which word is missing in title of this hit song: Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely _________?

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Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter is a popular song written by British actor, screenwriter and songwriter Trevor Peacock. It was a hit by Herman's Hermits in 1965

# 3: Which band had a hit with San Franciscan Nights in 1967?

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San Franciscan Nights is a 1967 song by Eric Burdon and The Animals. It reached a peak position of number 1 on the Canadian RPM charts, number 9 on the U.S. pop singles chart, and number 7 on the UK pop singles chart.

# 4: 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.

# 5: Which was the second film in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions?

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From Russia with Love is the second James Bond film made by Eon Productions and the second to star Sean Connery as James Bond.

# 6: Who directed the 1968 war film The Green Berets?

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The Green Berets is an American movie about the Vietnam war. It was released in 1968, the same year as the Tet offensive against the largest cities in South Vietnam. It was produced to present the pro-military position. John Wayne, George Takei, David Janssen, Jim Hutton and Aldo Ray played the leading characters in the movie. John Wayne also directed the movie.

The Deer Hunter was released in 1978. The movie stars Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Savage, John Cazale, Meryl Streep, and George Dzundza.

Platoon is a 1986 movie written and directed by Oliver Stone with Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe and Charlie Sheen in leading roles.

Hamburger Hill was released in 1987 and stars Dylan McDermott, Steven Weber, Courtney B. Vance, Don Cheadle and Michael Boatman.

# 7: 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.

# 8: Willy Wonka is a character in which of these novels?

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 1964 children's novel by British author Roald Dahl. It tells the adventures of young Charlie Bucket inside the chocolate factory of eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka.

# 9: 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.

# 10: A memorial in New York’s Central Park is named after what Beatles song?

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Strawberry Fields is a landscaped section in New York City's Central Park that is dedicated to the memory of former Beatle John Lennon. It is named after the Beatles' song Strawberry Fields Forever written by Lennon.

# 11: Which city hosted the 1968 Summer Olympics?

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Mexico City hosted the 1968 Summer Olympics

# 12: In what year was Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy assassinated?

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Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on Thursday, April 4, 1968, at the age of 39.

After having defeated Senator Eugene McCarthy in the California presidential primary, Robert Kennedy was assassinated on June 5, 1968. He was shot by Sirhan Sirhan, a 24-year-old Palestinian.

# 13: What spacecraft made the second manned mission to land on the Moon in 1969?

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Apollo 12 was the second manned flight in the United States Apollo program to land on the Moon. Mission members were Charles Conrad, Jr., Richard F. Gordon, Jr., and Alan L. Bean.

# 14: Which group hit the charts with Albatross and Oh Well in 1969?

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Fleetwood Mac was formed in London in 1967. In 1969, they had a major hit with Albatross and a lesser hit with the single Oh Well.

# 15: A coup in Libya deposed King Idris in 1969, and brought which leader to power?

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Idris was the first and only king of Libya. He reigned from 1951 to 1969, when Muammar Gaddafi took power in a coup. The monarchy was abolished and a republic proclaimed. Muammar Gaddafi stayed in power for 42 years until 2011.

# 16: Who had a number one hit with Running Bear on Billboard Hot 100 in 1960?

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Running Bear topped the Billboard Hot 100 January 18 until February 8 1960. It also topped the British charts in February 1960. The song was recorded by Johnny Preston.

# 17: The film Doctor Zhivago, directed by David Lean, is based on the novel by which novelist?

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Boris Pasternak was a Russian poet, novelist, and literary translator. He is perhaps best known as the author of Doctor Zhivago (1957), a novel which takes place between the Russian Revolution of 1905 and the First World War. Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958.

The 1965 British-American film is directed by David Lean. It stars Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. The film won five Academy Awards:
  • Best Art Direction (John Box, Terence Marsh, Dario Simoni)
  • Best Cinematography (Freddie Young)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay (Robert Bolt)
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Original Score (Maurice Jarre)

# 18: 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.

# 19: 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.

# 20: Can you name original artist from the following lyrics: knows not where he’s going to, isn’t he a bit like you and me?

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Nowhere Man is a song by the Beatles, from the British version of their album Rubber Soul.

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