1960s Random Trivia Quiz – 20 Questions

 

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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: 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.

# 2: Which President pledged to land a man on the moon by the end of the sixties?

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In a congressional address on May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy pledges to land a man on the moon by the end of the decade.

# 3: In 1961, he became the first American to travel into space. His name?

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In 1961, Alan Shepard became the second person and the first American to travel into space.

# 4: In 1969, Boris Spassky became World Champion in what?

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Boris Spassky became the 10th World Chess Champion, holding the title from 1969 to 1972. He is known as one of the greatest chess players of all time.

# 5: 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.

# 6: In 1961, this song topped the charts in Australia for 6 weeks. Who is the artist?

Runaway is a song made famous by Del Shannon in 1961. It topped the charts in Australia, United Kingdom, United States, and many other countries.

# 7: What is the name of the main character, played by Audrey Hepburn, in Breakfast at Tiffany’s?

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Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 American film by Blake Edwards. It stars Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly (Lula Mae Barnes) and George Peppard as Paul Varjak (Fred). Mickey Rooney appears in the film as the neighbor I.Y. Yunioshi.

The film is loosely based on a novella by Truman Capote.

Henry Mancini won an Academy Award for Best Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture. Together with Johnny Mercer, he also won the Award for Best Original Song (Moon River). Audrey Hepburn was nominated for an Award in the category Best Actress in a Leading Role, but did not win.

# 8: This is a detail from the cover of a music album with a color in the title. What color?

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Mellow Yellow is an album by British singer-songwriter Donovan. It was released in the US in 1967.

# 9: Which was the first film in the James Bond series NOT to star Sean Connery as James Bond?

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On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) is the sixth film in the James Bond series. Eon Productions selected an unknown actor and model, George Lazenby, to play the part of James Bond. Lazenby would play the role of Bond only once.

# 10: 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.

# 11: This is a detail from a sixties album cover. Which group recorded the album?

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Pet Sounds is the 11th album by the Beach Boys, released in 1966. It reached no. 10 on the US album charts and peaked at no. 2 in UK.

# 12: This is a detail from movie poster. Which film is it?

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My Fair Lady is a 1964 film adapted from a stage musical based on the 1913 stage play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. The film stars Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle and Rex Harrison as Henry Higgins.

# 13: In 1969, Rod Stewart followed Ron Wood and became a member of this band:

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When Steve Marriott left The Small Faces in 1969, Ron Wood joined as the replacement guitarist. Rod Stewart followed shortly after and became the band's new singer. The band changed their name to Faces, even if their first record on the U.S. market was still credited the Small Faces.

# 14: This intro is recorded by:

Baby, I Love You is written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, and Phil Spector, produced by Spector, and originally recorded in 1963 by The Ronettes.

# 15: 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.

# 16: Who directed the second Beatles film Help?

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Help! was the second feature film made by the Beatles. It was directed by Richard Lester and released in 1965.

# 17: Who topped the charts in 1961 with the song Let’s Twist Again

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Let's Twist Again is a song released by Chubby Checker in 1961. It reached number on the NME charts in UK. It also reached number one in several European countries. The highest position on Billboard Hot 100 was #8. In 1962, it received the Grammy Award for Best Rock & Roll Recording.

The song is written by Kal Mann and Dave Appel.

# 18: According to the song by Leonard Cohen, who feeds you tea and oranges?

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The lyrics are from Suzanne by Leonard Cohen. The song was first recorded by Judy Collins for her 1966 album In My Life. It was later released by Cohen himself on the album Songs of Leonard Cohen

Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river
You can hear the boats go by
You can spend the night beside her
And you know that she's half crazy
But that's why you want to be there
And she feeds you tea and oranges
That come all the way from China
And just when you mean to tell her
That you have no love to give her
Then she gets you on her wavelength
And she lets the river answer
That you've always been her lover.

# 19: Which of the following classic movies from the sixties did NOT win an Academy Award for Best Picture?

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Doctor Zhivago is a 1965 British-American film directed by David Lean, starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. The film was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including best picture and best director. It 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)

# 20: 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.

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