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: What is the title of Leonard Cohen’s debut album from 1967?

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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.

# 2: Which city hosted the 1960 Summer Olympics?

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Rome hosted the 1960 Summer Olympics.

# 3: What are the opening lyrics for Bob Dylan’s All Along The Watchtower?

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The song All Along The Watchtower starts:
There must be some way out of here, said the joker to the thief,
There's too much confusion, I can't get no relief.
Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth,
None of them along the line know what any of it is worth.

# 4: Who had a number one hit in US with There! I’ve Said It Again in 1964?

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In 1964, Bobby Vinton had his third number one hit on Billboard Hot 100 with There! I've Said It Again. The song was written and composed by R. Evans and D. Mann. It reached number 34 in UK.

# 5: Who was President of France between 1959 and 1969?

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Charles de Gaulle was the dominant military and political leader of France for much of the period from 1940 to 1969. He held the office as President between 8 January 1959 and 28 April 1969.

# 6: I Love How You Love Me was an American 1961 Top Five hit for which group?

I Love How You Love Me was a hit by the Paris Sisters. It was written by Barry Mann and Larry Kolber, produced by Phil Spector.

The version by Paris Sisters reached number 5 on the charts in 1961. Bobby Vinton took the song to No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968.

# 7: In the 1960s, Harold Holt was Prime Minister of which country?

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Harold Holt was an Australian politician and the 17th Prime Minister of Australia. He was Prime Minister for only 22 months before he disappeared in December 1967 while swimming, and was presumed drowned.

# 8: Four of the original members of this band were Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Charlie Watts. Who was the fifth member?

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The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts.

Stewart was very quickly removed from the official line-up, but continued as occasional pianist until his death in 1985.

# 9: Who won the Women’s 100 m. event at the 1960 Summer Olympics?

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The women's 100 metres sprint event at the 1960 Olympic Games was won by Wilma Rudolph (United States). Dorothy Hyman (Great Britain) finished second, and Giuseppina Leone (Italy) finished third.

Rudolph became the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field during a single Olympic Games.

# 10: 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.

# 11: 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.

# 12: 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.

# 13: The film West Side Story is based on which famous story?

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West Side Story is a 1961 musical drama directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. The film is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name. The story is inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet.

The film stars Richard Beymer, George Chakiris, Rita Moreno, Russ Tamblyn, and Natalie Wood. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won 10, including Best Picture.

Some of the songs from the film include Somewhere, Maria, and America. None for nominated for an Award.

# 14: My makeup is dry and it clags on my chin. I’m drowning my sorrows in whisky and gin. These song lyrics appear on an album by which group?

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Death of a Clown was first released as a single a credited Dave Davies, but the song also appeared on the Kinks' album Something Else by The Kinks, released later in 1967.

# 15: This is the cover of which famous album by Bob Dylan?

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Nashville Skyline is the ninth studio album by Bob Dylan, released on April 9, 1969.

# 16: Who plays the role as Marion Crane in the 1960 American film Psycho?

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Janet Leigh was awarded the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and received an Academy Award nomination for her role as Marion Crane in Psycho.

# 17: Who plays the role as the kidnapped wife, Maria, in the 1966 American western The Professionals?

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The Professionals is a 1966 American western written, produced, and directed by Richard Brooks. It starred Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan, and Claudia Cardinale, with Jack Palance, Ralph Bellamy, and Woody Strode in supporting roles.

# 18: What nationality was U Thant, the Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1961 to 1971?

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U Thant was a Burmese diplomat and the third Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1961 to 1971.

# 19: 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.

# 20: Which group served as the de facto house band in the TV series Where the Action Is during 1965?

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Paul Revere & the Raiders appeared regularly on national television in the U.S. , most notably on Dick Clark's Where the Action Is, Happening '68, and It's Happening. Where the Action Is had its own stable of performers, most notably Paul Revere & the Raiders, who served as the de facto house band. When the group departed the show in 1966, they were replaced by The Robbs.

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