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.

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# 1: Marilyn Monroe stars in which of these films?

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Some Like It Hot is a 1959 American film directed by Billy Wilder. It stars Marilyn Monroe as Sugar Kowalczyk, a ukulele player and singer. Tony Curtis plays Joe (Josephine) and Jack Lemmon plays the role as Jerry (Daphne). Joe and Jerry accidentally witness the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre and are forced to run for their lives. Disguised as women and calling themselves Josephine and Daphne, the join Sweet Sue and her Society Syncopators, an all-female band headed to Miami.

Billy Wilder was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Director and Jack Lemmon was nominated in the category Best Actor. Neither won an award.

# 2: What are the opening lyrics for Bob Dylan’s Like A Rolling Stone?

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The song Like A Rolling Stonestarts:
Once upon a time you dressed so fine
You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you?
People'd call, say, Beware doll, you're bound to fall
You thought they were all kiddin' you
You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hangin' out...

# 3: Which band had a hit with Bus Stop in 1966?

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Bus Stop is recorded by the British pop band The Hollies in 1966. It reached No. 5 in the UK Singles Chart and No. 5 on the Billboard charts in September 1966.

# 4: This painting of Elizabeth Taylor is made by:

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This painting of Liz Taylor is made by Andy Warhol. Warhol painted a series of 13 paintings of the Hollywood actress in 1963.

# 5: Which year was the Beatles appointed Members of the British Empire (MBE) by the Queen?

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June 12, 1965, The Beatles were appointed Members of the British Empire (MBE) by the Queen. Even if the MBE is the humblest of the honours, it was not common to honor pop artists in the sixties.

The other British honours are (in ascending order) the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire), CBE (Commander of the etc), with the highest honours being KBE (Knight) for men or DBE (Dame) for women.

# 6: Katharine Ross plays a role in which of these movies?

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The Singing Nun stars Debbie Reynolds, Ricardo Montalban, and Greer Garson. Katharine Ross plays the role as Nicole Arlien.

# 7: Which year did Frank Ifield top the charts in U.K. with I Remember You?

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I Remember You was published in 1941. The music was written by Victor Schertzinger and the lyrics by Johnny Mercer. It is said that Mercer wrote the song for Judy Garland. Frank Ifield recorded the song in 1962 and his version peaked at No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart for seven weeks in the summer of 1962.

# 8: Christiaan Barnard performed the world’s first human-to-human heart transplant in what year?

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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.

# 9: Which famous song starts with the line: I see trees of green, red roses too?

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What a Wonderful World is written by Bob Thiele (as George Douglas) and George David Weiss. It was first recorded by Louis Armstrong and released in 1967. The song starts: I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

# 10: This song, recorded by Tommy Roe and written by Roe and Freddy Weller, became a number one hit in 1969:

Dizzy is a number one hit originally recorded by Tommy Roe. It topped the Billboard Hot from the week ending March 15 until April 5 in 1969. The song also topped the charts in Canada and U.K.

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