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# 1: The epic American movie How the West Was Won premiered in what year?

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How the West Was Won is a 1963 American Metrocolor epic-Western film. It follows four generations of a family 1839 - 1889.

It was one of only two dramatic feature films made using the three-strip Cinerama process.

The music for the film was composed and conducted by Alfred Newman, who got nominated for an Oscar, but lost to the film Tom Jones. The film won the Academy Awards in three categories, Best Writing, Story and Screenplay (Written Directly for the Screen), Best Film Editing, and Best Sound.

Many of the greatest actors of the time appeared in the film, including: Carroll Baker, Lee J. Cobb, Henry Fonda, Carolyn Jones, Karl Malden, Gregory Peck, George Peppard, Robert Preston, Debbie Reynolds, James Stewart, Eli Wallach, John Wayne, and Richard Widmark.

# 2: In 1962, Duke of Earl was a number one hit on Billboard Hot 100 with:

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Duke of Earl is a 1962 song, recorded by Gene Chandler. It hit the Billboard Hot 100 chart in January, 1962, and reached the number-one on February 17. It was on the number one spot for three weeks.

# 3: This intro is recorded by:

This is the Bobby Goldsboro version of Honey. Honey is written by Bobby Russell. He first produced it with former Kingston Trio member Bob Shane. Then he gave it to American singer Bobby Goldsboro, who recorded it for his 1968 album of the same name.

# 4: Which band had a hit with Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood in 1965?

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Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood is a song originally written for Nina Simone, who first recorded it in 1964. Since then, it has been covered by many artists, most notably by The Animals, whose blues rock version of the song became a transatlantic hit in 1965.

# 5: In 1960, this golfer got the Sportsman of the Year Award by Sports Illustrated:

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In 1960, Palmer won the Hickok Belt as the top professional athlete of the year and Sports Illustrated magazine's Sportsman of the Year award.

# 6: Julie Andrews appears in all of these movies, except:

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Julie Andrews plays a role in Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), Mary Poppins (1964), and Sound of Music (1965). She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for her performance in all three movies and won the award for Mary Poppins and Sound of Music.

The mani character in My Fair Lady (1964) is played by Audrey Hepburn.

# 7: Which actress has a leading role in They Shoot Horses, Don’t They??

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They Shoot Horses, Don't They? is a 1969 American film directed by Sydney Pollack. The story revolves around a group of contestants desperate to win a Depression-era dance marathon. The leading roles are played by Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Bruce Dern, Bonnie Bedelia, and Gig Young.

The film was nominated for nine Academy Awards, but not for Best Picture (a record). The film only won in one category. Gig Young got an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

# 8: Which event happened first?

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Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space 1961. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 1963. The BBC broadcasts first episode of Doctor Who in 1963. Rolling Stone publishes its first magazine issue in 1967.

# 9: Who played the leading role in the 1960 movie Spartacus?

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Spartacus is an American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Kirk Douglas as the rebellious slave.

# 10: John F. Kennedy was assassinated while traveling in a motorcade in:

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John F. Kennedy was assassinated while traveling in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas, in November 1963.

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