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: With The Twist he gave birth to the Twist dance craze in the early 60s:

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Chubby Checker's 1960 cover version of the Twist became a number one hit on Billboard Hot 100 on September 19, 1960, and then again in January, 1962.

Checker re-recorded the song several times, and also made variations on the twist-theme, such as Let's Twist Again to keep the craze alive.

In September 2008 the song topped Billboard's list of the most popular singles to have appeared in the Hot 100 since its debut in 1958.

# 2: Can you name the song title from the following lyrics: Charcoal burning everywhere, rows of houses that are all the same.

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The song Pleasant Valley Sunday by the Monkees starts:
The local rock group down the street
Is trying hard to learn their song
They serenade the weekend squire
Who just came out to mow his lawn
Another pleasant valley Sunday
Charcoal burning everywhere
Rows of houses that are all the same
And no one seems to care.

# 3: Who plays the leading role as Catherine Holly in Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)?

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Suddenly, Last Summer is a 1959 American film based on the play of the same title by Tennessee Williams. The film was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by Sam Spiegel. Elizabeth Taylor plays Catherine Holly, a young woman institutionalized for a severe emotional disturbance after her cousin, Sebastian Venable, died on summer holiday in Europe. The late Sebastian's wealthy mother, Violet Venable, is played by Katharine Hepburn.

Both Katharine Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor were nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Actress in a leading role, but did not win. Simone Signoret (Room at the Top) was awarded the Oscar that year.

# 4: All of the following artists performed at the Woodstock festival in 1969, except:

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Bob Dylan did not take the stage at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. Instead, he played at the Isle of Wight Festival of Music, on August 31 the same year.

# 5: This is a hit recording by which group?

This Diamond Ring is a 1965 hit by Gary Lewis & the Playboys. It was first recorded By Sammy Ambrose on Musicor #1061, then by the Playboys. Gary Lewis & the Playboys' version peaked at No. 1 in February, 1965.

# 6: Katharine Ross plays a role in all of these movies, except:

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Ross plays a roll in The Graduate, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and The Singing Nun, but not in Elmer Gantry (1960). Elmer Gantry stars Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, and Arthur Kennedy /

# 7: What is the title of the song?

Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)? is a song by the British singer-songwriter Peter Sarstedt. It was released in 1969 and became a number-one 1 hit in the UK Singles Chart. It didn't do as well in United States.

# 8: Which group had a number one hit with Baby Love in 1964?

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Baby Love is a 1964 song recorded by the Supremes. It peaked at No. 1 in both United Kingdom and United States.

# 9: Who had a one-hit wonder with Close To Cathy in 1962?

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Mike Clifford is an American singer, perhaps best known for his 1962 one-hit wonder, Close To Cathy. The song peaked at no. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.

# 10: Norma Jeane Mortenson was better known under her stage name:

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Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles General Hospital.

# 11: Who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom between 1964 and 1970?

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Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom between 16 October 1964 and 19 June 1970. He also held the office between 4 March 1974 and 5 April 1976.

# 12: Debbie Meyer of United States won three gold medals at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. In what events?

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While still a 16-year old student at Rio Americano High School in Sacramento, California, Deborah Meyer became the first swimmer to win three individual gold medals in one Olympics. She won the 200-, 400-, and 800-meter freestyle swimming races in the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.

# 13: Which group made the following lyrics famous: For well you know that it’s a fool who plays it cool?

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...And anytime you feel the pain, hey Jude, refrain
Don't carry the world upon your shoulders
For well you know that it's a fool who plays it cool
By making his world a little colder
Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah

# 14: This is the cover of an album released by which British rock band?

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Face to Face is the fourth studio album by The Kinks, released in 1966 on Pye Records label. It was the first Kinks album with only Ray Davies compositions. The album reached number 8 on the British album charts.

# 15: 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..

# 16: 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.

# 17: In the 1960s, Aldo Moro was Prime Minister of which country?

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Aldo Moro was an Italian politician and the 38th Prime Minister of Italy, from 1963 to 1968, and then again from 1974 to 1976.

# 18: Which studio album by the Beatles included the song Get Back?

Get Back was originally released as a single on 11 April 1969 and credited to The Beatles with Billy Preston. A second version of the song was later included as the closing track of Let It Be (1970).

# 19: What group had a number one hit on Billboard Hot 100 in 1969 with Everyday People?

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Everyday People is recorded by Sly and the Family Stone. It was their first single to peak at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. It held that position for 4 weeks in February and March 1969.

# 20: 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.

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