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 the leading character in The Thomas Crown Affair from 1968?

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The Thomas Crown Affair is a 1968 film directed and produced by Norman Jewison. Steve McQueen plays the leading character, Thomas Crown. Faye Dunaway plays the investigator, Vicki Anderson. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning Best Original Song for Michel Legrand's Windmills of Your Mind

# 2: The period of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia that began in 1968 is often referred to as:

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The period of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia is known as The Prague Spring. It started in January 1968, when reformist Alexander Dubcek was elected First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia. In August, the Soviet Union and other members of the Warsaw Pact invaded the country to halt the reforms. In April 1969, Dubcek was replaced as first secretary by Gustáv Husák, and a period of normalization began.

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

The Rolling Stones No. 2 is the second UK album by the Rolling Stones released in 1965. The album featured Off the Hook, written by Jagger and Richards.

# 4: Who had a number one hit in US with Mr. Lonely in 1964?

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In 1964, Bobby Vinton had his 4th number one hit on Billboard Hot 100 with Mr. Lonely. The song was written by Bobby Vinton and Gene Allen. It was recorded in 1962, but not released on single until 1964. The song did not enter the British charts.

# 5: From which country was Christiaan Barnard, the cardiac surgeon who performed the world’s first human-to-human heart transplant?

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Christiaan Barnard was a South African cardiac surgeon who performed the first successful human-to-human heart transplant. The transplant operation took place on 3 December 1967, in an operation lasting nine hours and using a team of thirty people, including Barnard's brother, Marius Barnard.

Barnard was born om 8 November 1922 in Beaufort West, Cape Province, South Africa.

# 6: 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.

# 7: The 1967 album Surrealistic Pillow is recorded by:

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Surrealistic Pillow is the second album by American rock band Jefferson Airplane, released in 1967.

# 8: 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.

# 9: A Bigger Splash is a large pop art painting by which British artist?

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A Bigger Splash is a large pop art painting by British artist David Hockney.

# 10: 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.

# 11: 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.

# 12: What group had a number one hit on Billboard Hot 100 in 1969 with Crimson and Clover?

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Crimson and Clover is a 1968 song by American rock band Tommy James and the Shondells. The song peaked at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 February 1, 1969. The song spent 16 weeks on the U.S. charts.

# 13: Which candidate was the target of an assassination attempt during the presidential primaries of 1972?

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George Wallace, Jr. was the 45th Governor of Alabama. He ran for U.S. President four times (three as a Democrat and one on the American Independent Party ticket). On May 15, 1972, he was attacked and shot five times during a campaign. His near assassination effectively ended his campaign and left him paralyzed. He used a wheelchair for the remainder of his life.

# 14: In December 1967, the Prime Minister of Australia disappeared while swimming and was presumed drowned. What was his name?

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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.

# 15: 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.

# 16: What record label was founded by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss in 1962?

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A&M Records was founded as an independent record label by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss in 1962.

# 17: Which was the last original studio album to be released by the Beatles?

Let It Be is the twelfth and final studio album released by Beatles. It was released on 8 May 1970 after the group had announced their break-up. Most of the material on the album was, however, recorded before the recording and release of the album Abbey Road.

# 18: 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.

# 19: The original Woodstock Festival in New York was held in what year?

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The Woodstock Festival was held in the town of Bethel, New York, from August 15 to 18, 1969.

# 20: Pierre Trudeau was Prime Minister between 1968 and 1979. In which country?

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Pierre Trudeau was the 15th Prime Minister of Canada from April 20, 1968 to June 4, 1979, and again from March 3, 1980 to June 30, 1984.

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