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# 1: 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.

# 2: This is the intro to which song by the Rolling Stones?

Out of Time was first released on Stones' 1966 album Aftermath (UK version). A shorter alternative mix was released in the US in 1967 on the album Flowers. A third version was released on the 1975 compilation album Metamorphosis.

# 3: This is a 1967 hit by:

This Is My Song is a song written by Charlie Chaplin in 1966 and performed by Petula Clark.

# 4: The film and novel Doctor Zhivago is mainly set in which country?

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Doctor Zhivago is a 1965 British-American film directed by David Lean, starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. It is set in Russia and takes place between the Russian Revolution of 1905 and the Civil War.

The film was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including best picture and best director. It film won five Academy Awards:
  • Best Art Direction (John Box, Terence Marsh, Dario Simoni)
  • Best Cinematography (Freddie Young)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay (Robert Bolt)
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Original Score (Maurice Jarre)

# 5: Listen to the clip. This is a recording by:

A World Without Love was recorded by the English duo Peter and Gordon. It was their first single and written by Paul McCartney. It topped the charts in both United Kingdom and United States.

# 6: 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.

# 7: What annual event was originally proposed by peace activist John McConnell in 1969?

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Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22. It was first celebrated in 1970 after a proposal by peace activist John McConnell at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco in 1969. After the proposal the Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson.

# 8: This is the intro to which song by the Rolling Stones?

Sympathy for the Devil is written by Mick Jagger, but credited to Jagger/Richards. It first appeared as the opening track on the Rolling Stones' 1968 album Beggars Banquet.

# 9: The lyrics Still a man hears what he wants to hear – and disregards the rest were made famous by:

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The song The Boxer by Simon and Garfunkel starts:
I am just a poor boy
Though my story's seldom told
I have squandered my resistance
For a pocket full of mumbles, such are promises
All lies and jests
Still a man hears what he wants to hear
And disregards the rest.

# 10: Who plays Cleopatra in the 1963 movie directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz?

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Cleopatra is a 1963 epic film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Adjusted for inflation, it is one of the most expensive films ever made, partly because production troubles. The film nearly bankrupted 20th Century Fox. Elizabeth Taylor plays the title role as Cleopatra, Richard Burton plays Mark Antony, and Rex Harrison plays Julius Caesar.

Cleopatra was nominated for nine Academy Awards, and won four.

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