50 1960s Trivia Questions and Answers

Cruise back in time to the revolutionary decade of the 1960s! From groundbreaking music festivals and iconic civil rights moments to the rise of pop culture phenomena and technological innovations, the ’60s were a vibrant and transformative era. Test your knowledge or learn something new with these intriguing 1960s trivia questions and answers. Let’s see how many you can answer correctly!

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1. Which British rock band was formed in 1962 and became one of the most influential acts of all time?

2. What famous civil rights leader delivered the ‘I Have a Dream’ speech in 1963?

3. Which ‘magic bullet’ conspiracy theory is associated with a presidential assassination in the 1960s?

4. Which groundbreaking sci-fi television series premiered in 1966?

5. What was the popular dance in the 1960s that involved twisting the feet?

6. Who was the first man to walk on the moon in 1969?

7. Which 1967 music festival is often considered the pinnacle of the counterculture movement?

8. What was the main fighting ground during the Cuban Missile Crisis?

9. What children’s toy, made of a looped wire, was popularized in the 1960s?

10. Which American boxer proclaimed himself ‘The Greatest’ during the 1960s?

11. Which contraceptive pill, approved in 1960, revolutionized birth control?

12. In 1969, what music festival drew over 400,000 attendees in New York?

13. What famous doll made her debut in 1959 and continued her popularity into the 1960s?

14. Which fictional secret agent made his film debut in the 1962 movie ‘Dr. No’?

15. What 1965 act prohibited racial discrimination in voting in the U.S.?

16. Which band released the album ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ in 1967?

17. In which country did a cultural revolution begin in 1966, led by its communist leader?

18. What was the name of the ship that British band The Beatles traveled on to the US for the first time?

19. What 1960 Alfred Hitchcock film is famous for its shower scene?

21. What cartoon family debuted on TV in 1960?

22. Which 1960s musical is set in New York and based on Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’?

23. What major sporting event first aired in color in the US in 1966?

24. Which 1962 event was the most dangerous confrontation of the Cold War?

25. Which artist painted the iconic ‘Campbell’s Soup Cans’ in the 1960s?

26. Which film, released in 1965, is about the Von Trapp family?

27. What children’s toy, introduced in 1967, was a 3D puzzle cube?

28. Who wrote the novel ‘In Cold Blood’ which was published in 1966?

29. What was the controversial war that the US was heavily involved in during the 1960s?

30. Which spacecraft tragically caught fire during a pre-launch test in 1967, killing all astronauts onboard?

31. What countercultural event took place in San Francisco during the summer of 1967?

32. Which magazine, known for its bunny logo, opened its first club in 1960?

33. In 1964, who became the first African-American woman elected to the US Congress?

34. Which famous guitar player performed the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ at Woodstock in 1969?

35. Which 1960s TV series featured a family of monsters living in a haunted house?

36. What was the first video game, developed in the 1960s, that simulated table tennis?

37. In which city were the 1960 Summer Olympics held?

38. Who became British Prime Minister in 1964 and was a member of the Labour Party?

39. What Ford car model was introduced in 1964 as a ‘pony car’?

40. Which civil rights activist was assassinated in 1965?

41. What theory about the universe’s origin was proposed in the 1960s?

42. Which children’s program, featuring a big yellow bird, debuted in 1969?

43. Which actress starred in the 1961 film ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’?

44. Which 1969 event was a failed invasion attempt at the Bay of Pigs?

45. What short-lived, yet popular, 1960s dance involves lying flat on the ground?

46. Which 1963 film, starring Elizabeth Taylor, depicted the life of an Egyptian queen?

47. What did Rachel Carson’s 1962 book ‘Silent Spring’ help launch?

48. Who was the US President at the start of the 1960s?

49. Which island nation gained independence from the UK in 1962 and Bob Marley hailed from?

50. Which fashion designer introduced the miniskirt in the 1960s?

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