More 1960s Trivia Quiz Questions

 

More British Trivia Quiz Questions

More British Trivia Quiz Questions

Take another quiz with trivia questions about music, film, sports, events and TV in the 1960s.

Each set of quiz questions is picked from a larger pool of questions in our database.

# 1: Which author was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 1964, but refused it?

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Jean-Paul Sartre was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature for his work which, rich in ideas and filled with the spirit of freedom and the quest for truth, has exerted a far-reaching influence on our age. Sartre refused to accept the prize.

Sartre was a key figure in the philosophy of existentialism and phenomenology.

The Nobel Prize in literature has not been awarded to Henri Troyat or Anton Chekhov. Ernest Hemingway was awarded the prize in 1954.

# 2: Can you name the song title from the following lyrics:I was born in a cross-fire hurricane?

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The opening lyrics are:
I was born in a cross-fire hurricane
And I howled at my ma in the driving rain,
But it's all right now, in fact, it's a gas!
But it's all right. Im jumpin jack flash

# 3: Which band had a hit with He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother in 1969?

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He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother is a song written by Bobby Scott and Bob Russell. Originally recorded by Kelly Gordon in 1969, the song became a worldwide hit for The Hollies later that year and again for Neil Diamond in 1970.

# 4: Who presented the first Top of the Pops in January 1964?

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DJ Jimmy Savile presented the first Top of the Pops live from the Manchester studio. Among others, the first broadcast featured the Rolling Stones, the Dave Clark Five, the Hollies, and the Beatles.

# 5: Which song by Bobby Vinton was also a minor hit for Tony Bennett in 1951, was the title for a 1986 David Lynch movie, and was featured in a Nivea commercial in the 90s?

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Blue Velvet was written in 1950 by Bernie Wayne and Lee Morris. It was a minor hit with Tony Bennett in 1951. A cover by Bobby Vinton in 1963 peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Vinton's version failed to enter the British charts at the time, but a re-release in 1990 peaked at number 2 in UK, after being featured in a Nivea commercial. David Lynch used the title for his 1986 movie Blue Velvet, starring Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper and Laura Dern.

# 6: The following films were all nominated for Best Picture at the 36th Academy Awards (1964). Which film won the Award?

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Tom Jones is a 1963 British film directed by Tony Richardson. It is an adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic novel The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1749). The film stars Albert Finney as Tom Jones. At the 36th Academy Awards (1964) it won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

# 7: The Longest Day is a 1962 film about what?

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The Longest Day is a 1962 war film about D-Day, the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, during World War II. The film stars John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Richard Burton, Sean Connery, Henry Fonda, Rod Steiger, Robert Wagner, and many more.

The film received two Academy Awards: Best Cinematography and Best Special Effects.

# 8: Which happened in the sixties?

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Teen girls' magazine Jackie is first published in January 1964. Actor Charlie Chaplin was knighted by the Queen in 1975. Naomi James becomes the first woman to sail around the world single-handedly in 1978. Rupert Murdoch's News International buys The Times and The Sunday Times from The Thomson Corporation in 1981.

# 9: Roger Daltrey was the lead singer of which 1960s band?

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Roger Daltrey is the lead singer of the English rock band The Who. Daltrey has also released eight solo albums.

# 10: Which album came first?

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Elvis Presley topped the U.S. chart with Elvis Is Back in 1960. Please Please Me with The Beatles was released in 1963. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan was also release in 1963 and topped the charts in 1965. A Girl Called Dusty and Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. were released in 1964.

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