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101 60’s Trivia Questions: To Take You To The Moon… Or Bust

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

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June 30, 2022

During this decade, the world changed more than anyone could have foreseen. It saw substantial societal victories like landing a man on the moon at the end of an extended space race. The 60’s were also the stage for the Civil Rights Movement.

The 60’s saw breakthroughs in fashion, with trends like the mini-skirt and bright, psychedelic colors reaching breakthrough levels of popularity. The Beatles also appeared during this time and became the vast cultural symbol that we enjoy today. 

Free love was definitely in the air! But it wasn’t all love and peace - this decade also saw the Vietnam war and was horrified enough to face the draft with fierce opposition.

Do you have what it takes to grok these 60’s trivia questions and answers? Don’t be a square - give it a try!

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1. In what year did the PGA eliminate its Caucasians only rule?

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2. In what year did the NFL prohibit the grabbing of face masks during play?

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3. In 1962, the Mont Blanc Tunnel was completed, connecting a road from France to what other county?

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4. In which year did construction begin on the Berlin Wall?

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5. Anthony Perkins most famous role to date was Norman Bates from what film?

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6. For which film did Julie Christie win a Best Actress Oscar?

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1. In October 1966, NATO moved its headquarters from Paris to which other city?

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2. Gatorade first made its way to the store shelves in what year?

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3. In 1967, Sir Francis Chichester was setting records in which sport?

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4. In what year was The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes released?

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5. Future Presidential candidate John McCain was shot down over which country in 1967?

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6. In what year did Pepsi Cola first introduce Diet Pepsi to the public?

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1. An earthquake killed 12,000 when it hit Agadir in which country in 1960?

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2. In what year was the birth control pill first approved for use by the FDA?

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3. In 1963, the Bundesliga football competition started in which country?

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4. John Lennon and Yoko Ono's second 'bed-in' was in which Canadian city?

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5. In 1961, the Beatles performed for the first time at the Cavern Club in which city?

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6. King Constantine II led a failed coup attempt in which country in 1967?

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1. In April 1968, Martin Luther King was shot in which US city?

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2. A song called 'La La La' won the 1968 Eurovision Song Contest for which country?

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3. In October 1966, spy George Blake escaped from a London prison and was next seen in which city?

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4. July 1964 saw race riots in which part of New York?

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5. In which ocean was the island of Tristan Da Cunha, which erupted in 1961?

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6. In 1960, which country shot down a U2 spy plane piloted by Gary Powers?

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1. Indira Ghandi became Prime Minister of which country in 1966?

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2. Marcelo Caetano became Prine Minister of which country in 1968?

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3. 93 people died in a train crash in Harmelen in which country in 1962?

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4. In what year was Che Guevara shot and killed?

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5. Christian Barnard carried out the first transplant of which organ in 1967?

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6. How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, is known by what shorter title?

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1. Ian Smith led which African country to indepdence in the 60's?

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2. Civil rights activists marched from Selma to Montgomery in which state in 1966?

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3. In what year did the Supreme Court rule on Miranda v. Arizona?

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4. Hassan II was proclaimed king of which country in 1961?

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5. In what year did the Bee Gees release their first album?

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6. In which European city did John Lennon and Yoko Ono have their first 'bed-in'?

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1. In what year did the first woman go into space?

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2. In what year did the American Heart Association first link smoking to heart disease?

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3. In what year did The Stooges release their debut album?

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4. Elvis Presley was promoted to which rank in the US Army in January 1960?

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5. Biafra, a region of which country, declared independence in 1967?

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6. Charles de Gaulle stepped down as leader of which country in 1969?

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1. How old was John F Kennedy when he was sworn in as US President in 1961?

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2. How many people worldwide watched the moon landings in 1969?

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3. In 1960, the Motown record label was founded in which city?

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4. How old was Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark when she married into the Greek royal family?

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5. In what year were orders made to cease bombing North Vietnam from the US?

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6. In what year was the city of New Orleans awarded a franchise?

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1. In what year did Hasbro first introduce G.I. Joe to the toy buying public?

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2. In which year did Time magazine put the oral contraceptive pill on its front cover?

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3. In May 1967, the UK and which other country applied for membership of the EEC?

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4. Judy Garland died of a drug overdose in which city in 1969?

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5. In what year did the children's show 'Sesame Street' first air?

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6. Cameroon gained its independence from which country in 1960?

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1. If one takes inflation into account which 1960s film was the most expensive film ever made?

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2. In 1969, Sirhan Sirhan admitted to killing which member of the Kennedy family?

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3. In what year was Jackie Robinson elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame?

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4. 2001: A Space Odyssey' was based on a short story by whom?

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5. In 1960, John F Kennedy was representing which state in the US Senate?

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6. Eamon de Valera was re-elected as President of which country in 1966?

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1. How old was Sir Winston Churchill when he died in 1965?

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2. In November 1963, President Kennedy was assassinated in which US State?

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3. In 1968, which English team became the first to win football's European Cup?

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4. A basketball club called the Bulls formed in which US city in 1966?

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5. Mauritius became independent from which country in 1968?

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6. In October 1963, the Lamborghini car company was founded in which country?

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1. In what year did the Tet Offensive take place?

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2. Members of what 'family' murdered actress Sharon Tate in August 1969?

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3. GI Joe toy soldier was first released in which year?

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4. How old was Walt Disney when he died in 1966?

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5. In 1969 the US opened the 'Top Gun' flying academy at Miramar, in which US state?

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6. In which year did Muhammad Ali win a gold medal during the Summer Olympics?

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1. In what year did The Doors release its debut album?

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2. In what year did the first episode of CBS's news magazine program 60 Minutes air in the United States?

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3. In what year did the Civil Rights Act pass?

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4. Lal Bahadur Shastri became leader of which country in 1964?

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5. Madagascar became independent from which country in 1960?

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6. In which country was the world's first heart transplant operation performed in 1967?

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1. In what year did King Crimson release their debut album?

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2. A new island called Surtsey was created after a volcanic eruption in which country?

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3. Future President Barack Obama was born in 1961 in which part of the US?

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4. Large numbers of refugees left Cuba and went to which country in 1965?

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5. In what year did the Los Angeles Chargers moved to San Diego?

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6. Losing 1965 European Cup side Benfica are from which country?

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1. In what year did the My Lai Massacre occur?

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2. Michael Winner directed Oliver Reed and an elephant in which 1969 World War II movie?

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3. For her performance in which film did Elizabeth Taylor win her first Best Actress Oscar?

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4. In which year was the inaugural game of the Kansas City Royal?

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5. In the film 'And God Created Woman,' who danced barefoot on a table?

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6. Advertising of what item was banned on British TV in 1965?

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1. In what year was Commodore Business Machines founded?

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2. In what year did the New York Jets score their first shutout game against the Kansas City Chiefs?

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3. Crown Prince Harald of which country got married in 1968?

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4. I Want to Hold Your Hand' was the first No 1 hit in the US for which British band?

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5. Greece refused to talk with which other country over Cyprus in 1964?

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6. In what year did Edward Ruscha paint 'Various Small Fires'?

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1. In what year did Norman Rockwell sign with Look Magazine?

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2. In what year were the first televised presidential debates?

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3. In which year was The Wilderness Act signed into law by Lyndon B. Johnson?

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4. In what year was presidential hopeful Robert F. Kennedy assassinated?

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5. Floyd Patterson became undisputed world champion in which sport in 1960?

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