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: Bronco is an American Western that aired from 1958 through 1962. The main role is played by:

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Bronco is a Western series that ran from 1958 through 1962. The series starred Ty Hardin as Bronco.

# 2: 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.

# 3: Which all-girl group had a number one hit with Will You Love Me Tomorrow in 1961?

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Will You Love Me Tomorrow by the Shirelles was first song by an all-girl group to reach number one on Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. It was released on Scepter single 1211, with Boys on the B-side. On early pressings it was simply known as Tomorrow.

The song is written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King.

It is also known as Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.

# 4: Listen to the clip. What is the name of the group?

Turn! Turn! Turn! is originally written by Pete Seeger and released by The Limeliters. The Byrds released the song as their3rd single in 1965. Their version peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 26 on the UK Singles Chart.

# 5: This is the cover of which famous album released in 1969?

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Tommy is the fourth studio album by the English rock band The Who, a double album first released in May 1969. It peaked at number 4 on Billboard Pop Albums Charts and at number 2 on UK Chart Albums. Three singles were released from the album: Pinball Wizard, I'm Free, and See Me, Feel Me.

# 6: During a medal award ceremony at the 1968 Summer Olympic two American athletes took a stand for civil rights. Their names?

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Tommie Smith and John Carlos, the gold and bronze medalists in the men's 200 metre race, raised a black-gloved fist as the Star Spangled Banner was played during the ceremony. Peter Norman (Australia), who came second in the 200 metre race, wore an Olympic Project for Human Rights badge during the medal award ceremony.

Jim Hines won gold in the 100 metres. He became the first sprinter to officially break the 10-second barrier in the 100 metres.

# 7: The 1966 album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme is recorded by:

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Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme is the third studio album by Simon & Garfunkel. It was produced by Bob Johnston and released in October, 1966.

# 8: The Bell Jar is a novel written by:

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The Bell Jar is a novel written by the American writer and poet Sylvia Plath. Originally published under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas in 1963, the novel is semi-autobiographical, with the names of places and people changed.

# 9: Steve McQueen has a leading role in all of these movies, except:

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For a Few Dollars More is a 1965 Italian western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Gian Maria Volonté.

The film is the second part of what is known as the Dollars Trilogy, following A Fistful of Dollars and preceding The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

# 10: The TV show Bonanza starred Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, and:

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Bonanza ran from 1959 to 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 430 episodes. Pernell Roberts plays the role as Adam Cartwright, Lorne Greene the role as Ben Cartwright, Dan Blocker the role as Hoss Cartwright, and Michael Landon plays the role as Joseph Little Joe Cartwright.

# 11: Who plays the role as Amos Burke in Burke’s Law?

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Burke's Law is an American detective series that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1966. The show starred Gene Barry as Amos Burke, millionaire captain of Los Angeles police homicide division, who was chauffeured around to solve crimes in his 1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II.

# 12: What group scored Tamla Motown’s first million-selling hit record with Shop Around?

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The Miracles were an American rhythm and blues group and the first successful recording act for Berry Gordy's Motown Records.

Shop Around was released on Tamla T-54034 t in the fall of 1960. It became the label's first number one hit on the Billboard R&B singles chart, and also reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1961, it became Motown Records' first million-selling hit record.

# 13: 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.

# 14: 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.

# 15: The Oscar winning song Moon River is featured in which movie?

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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.

# 16: This intro is recorded by:

Time of the Season is the Zombies biggest hit in United States. It is featured on their 1968 album Odessey and Oracle. It was written by keyboard player Rod Argent and recorded at Abbey Road Studios in August 1967.

# 17: You Never Can Tell was released in 1964. 30 years later it appeared in a film by Quentin Tarantino. What is the name of the film?

The song appeared in Pulp Fiction. It was played for a contest at Jack Rabbit Slim's in which John Travolta and Uma Thurman danced for the contest's main prize.

# 18: What’s the name of this singer?

Running Scared is a song Roy Orbison. It is written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson. It was released in March 1961 and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In Britain, it peaked at No. 9.

# 19: This a detail from an album released by which group:

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Sweetheart of the Rodeo is the sixth album by the Byrds. It was released on August 30, 1968.

# 20: In which country was actress Audrey Hepburn born?

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Audrey Hepburn was born in Ixelles, a district of Brussels, Belgium 4 May 1929. She spent her childhood between Belgium, England and the Netherlands. She spoke several languages including English, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, and German.

She studied ballet in Amsterdam before moving to London in 1948. During her early career, she performed as a chorus girl in West End musical theatre productions, which paid more than ballet jobs. In the early fifties, she was offered a small role in the film Monte Carlo Baby (1951). During the shooting of the film, she was discovered by the French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette and picked for the title character in the Broadway play Gigi.

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