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: A candy-colored clown they call the sandman are the opening lyrics of which song?

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The lyrics are from Roy Orbison's In Dreams. It was released as a single on Monument Records in February 1963. The song starts:
A candy-colored clown they call the sandman
Tiptoes to my room every night
Just to sprinkle stardust and to whisper
Go to sleep. Everything is all right.

# 3: 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.

# 4: The poet and singer Leonard Cohen was from which country?

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Leonard Cohen was born in 1934 in Canada.

# 5: Which American author was awarded the1962 Nobel Prize in Literature?

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John Ernst Steinbeck was awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception. He is widely known for the novels The Grapes of Wrath (1939), Cannery Row (1945), and East of Eden (1952).

The Nobel Prize in literature has not been awarded to Eugene O'Neill, F. Scott Fitzgerald or John Updike.

# 6: Which group made these lines famous: If you should ever leave me / Well life would still go on believe me?

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The lines are from God Only Knows by the Beach Boys:
If you should ever leave me
Well life would still go on believe me
The world could show nothing to me
So what good would living do me
God only knows what I'd be without you

# 7: 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 /

# 8: In 1969, this baseball player was named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated:

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In 1969, Seaver and the New York Mets won their first World Series championship. Seaver finished runner-up to Willie McCovey for the League's Most Valuable Player Award. At the end of the year, Seaver was presented with the Hickok Belt as the top professional athlete of the year and Sportsman of the Year award.

# 9: Which artist had a number one hit with It’s All in the Game on Billboard Hot 100 in 1958?

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It's All in the Game was a 1958 hit for Tommy Edwards. The song is based on a 1911 composition entitled Melody in A Major written by Charles Dawes, later Vice President of the United States under Calvin Coolidge.

# 10: Which group had a doo-wop hit with the old classic Blue Moon in 1961?

Blue Moon was written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1934. The crossover recording to rock and roll was probably made by Elvis Presley in 1956. In 1961, the Marcels made their famous version of the song, adding their well-known introduction to the song. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number one on the UK Singles Chart.

# 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: 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: Who plays Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the villain, in the James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service?

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Telly Savalas plays the role as Ernst Stavro Blofeld in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Donald Pleasence had previously played the role in You Only Live Twice

# 14: Who composed the Monkees hit I’m a Believer?

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I'm a Believer is composed by Neil Diamond and recorded by The Monkees in 1966 with the lead vocals by Micky Dolenz. It was a number one hit world wide.

# 15: What song was written and originally recorded by Don Gibson and later a number one hit for Ray Charles?

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I Can't Stop Loving You is a song by country singer Don Gibson. He released the song as the B-side of Oh, Lonesome Me in 1958. Ray Charles covered the song in 1962, making it a number one hit song on Billboard Hot 100. It kept the top position for five weeks. It also reached number one in Australia and on the UK singles charts.

# 16: What South African cardiac surgeon performed the world’s first human-to-human heart transplant in 1967?

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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.

# 17: Which artist had a number one hit with Poor Little Fool on the first Billboard Hot 100 chart in August 1958?

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The Hot 100 Era officially began on Monday, August 4, 1958, which would be the week ending August 10. Poor Little Fool recorded by Ricky Nelson was the first number one (two weeks).

Prior to the creation of the Hot 100, Billboard published multiple singles charts each week.

# 18: Audrey Hepburn has a leading role in three of these movies. In which one does she NOT appear?

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A Countess from Hong Kong (1967) was the last film directed, written, produced and scored by Charlie Chaplin. It stars Sophia Loren as the main character, Natasha. The film's theme music (This Is My Song), became a hit for Petula Clark, reaching number 1 in UK, and number 3 on US Billboard Hot 100.

Audrey Hepburn plays Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. She also stars in How to Steal a Million (1966), and Funny Face (1957).

# 19: Silent Spring is a 1960s book by:

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Silent Spring is an environmental science book by Rachel Carson. The book was published on 27 September 1962 and it documented the adverse effects on the environment of the indiscriminate use of pesticides

# 20: Adam West and Burt Ward play the main characters in which TV series?

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Batman is a 1960s television series, based on the DC comic book character of the same name. It stars Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin.

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