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# 1: 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.

# 2: 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.

# 3: 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.

# 4: Who plays the Bond girl Honey Ryder in Dr. No (1962)?

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Ursula Andress (Switzerland) was picked for the role as Honey Ryder in Dr. No (1962). She became immensely popular and set the tone for all Bond girls to come.

# 5: Which Irish author was awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize in Literature?

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Samuel Beckett was awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize in Literature for his writing, which - in new forms for the novel and drama - in the destitution of modern man acquires its elevation. Beckett lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French. He is perhaps most famous for his play Waiting for Godot.

The Nobel Prize in literature has not been awarded to James Joyce, C. S. Lewis, or Brian Moore.

# 6: In 1964, he had two number one hits with There! I’ve Said It Again and Mr. Lonely:

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In 1964, Bobby Vinton had his third number one hit on Billboard Hot 100 with There! I've Said It Again. The song was written and composed by R. Evans and D. Mann. It reached number 34 in UK.

He also had his 4th number one hit on Billboard Hot 100 this year with Mr. Lonely. The song was written by Bobby Vinton and Gene Allen. It was recorded in 1962, but not released on single until 1964. The song did not enter the British charts.

# 7: The following songs were all nominated for an Academy Award at the 39th Academy Awards (1967). Which song won the Award?

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Born Free is composed by John Barry and the lyrics is written by Don Black. It is featured in the 1966 film of the same name and won an Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 39th Academy Awards in 1967. Matt Monro recorded the song for the film's soundtrack and it became his signature tune for the remainder of his career.

Roger Williams reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Adult contemporary chart with his version of the song. In the UK, the song did not chart until Vic Reeves released the song as a single. It peaked at number six on the UK Singles Chart in 1991.

# 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: Who had a number one hit in US with Roses Are Red in 1962?

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Bobby Vinton found his first hit single with Roses Are Red (My Love). Vinton had to do his own promotion for the song. He bought one thousand copies and hired a young woman to deliver a copy of the record and a dozen red roses to every local DJ. The song reached number one and spent four weeks at the top position on the Billboard Hot 100. In UK, it reached number 15.

# 10: Which band had a hit with The House of the Rising Sun in 1964?

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The House of the Rising Sun is the second single by The Animals, released in 1964. It went to the top of the UK pop singles chart in July 1964, reached number 1 on Hot 100 two months later, where it stayed for three weeks. It was The Animals' breakthrough hit in both countries and later became their signature song.

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