Let’s see how much you know about the 1960s with our ultimate trivia questions.
1960, also called the swinging sixties, was a time of radical social change that left a permanent mark. It was a time for cultural revolution, artistic innovation, and political activism, among many others.
If you love history or were born this year and would like to remind yourself about the era of the 60s, get ready as we take you through time with our trivia questions.
60s trivia questions are suitable for everyone and can be fun, especially for those obsessed with exploring this transformative decade.
These questions cover a wide range of topics, such as historical events, music, fashion, and films. The quiz difficulty level is easy but tricky, sometimes leaving you scratching your head.
To play this trivia, tick the correct answer from the multiple choices. You only have one chance per question; therefore, be decisive.
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60s Trivia Questions
#1. What was the name of the first man to walk on the moon?
#2. Which music festival attracted over 400,000 attendees in 1969?
#3. Who was the first artist to have four consecutive number-one hits on the Billboard Hot 100?
#4. Which U.S. president was assassinated in 1963?
#5. Which iconic fashion item was introduced by Mary Quant in the 1960s?
#6. Who won the Best Picture award at the 1967 Academy Awards?
#7. Which musical group performed at Shea Stadium in 1965, setting a record for the largest concert audience at the time?
#8. Which country was divided into East Germany and West Germany during the 1960s?
#9. Who was the leader of the Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis?
#10. What was the first successful spacecraft to land on Mars in 1965?
#11. Who painted the famous artwork "Campbell's Soup Cans" in 1962?
#12. What was the name of the peace and music festival held in upstate New York in 1969?
#13. Which British band released the album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" in 1967?
#14. Who won the Super Bowl in 1969, which was the first to officially use the term "Super Bowl"?
#15. Which African country gained independence from France in 1960?
#16. Who was the first African American to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964?
#17. What was the name of the conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbors in 1967?
#18. Which British spy character made his first appearance in the novel "Casino Royale" in 1953 but gained popularity in the 1960s through film adaptations?
#19. Which U.S. city hosted the Summer Olympics in 1968?
#20. Who was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1966?
#21. What was the name of the famous music festival in upstate New York that inspired the 1970 documentary film of the same name?
#22. Which American civil rights leader delivered the famous "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963?
#23. Who painted the artwork "Whaam!" in 1963?
#24. What was the name of the Soviet dog that became the first animal to orbit the Earth in 1961?
#25. Which U.S. president signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law?
#26. What was the name of the British rock band formed in 1964, known for hits like "Paint It Black" and "Satisfaction"?
#27. Who won the Best Actor award at the 1962 Academy Awards for his role in "To Kill a Mockingbird"?
#28. Which American actress became a fashion icon and starred in films like "Breakfast at Tiffany's" in the 1960s?
#29. Who won the World Series in 1961, breaking the record for most wins in a season?
#30. What was the name of the American counter-culture movement that emerged in the 1960s?
#31. Who was the first African American to win the Academy Award for Best Actor, receiving it in 1964?
#32. Which country hosted the Summer Olympics in 1964, the first held in Asia?
#33. What was the name of the U.S. space program that successfully landed astronauts on the moon?
#34. Who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965 for his work on the theory of relativity?
#35. Which American author wrote the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird," published in 1960?
#36. What was the name of the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965?
#37. Who was the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962?
#38. Which iconic rock band released the album "Abbey Road" in 1969?
#39. Who won the Best Actress award at the 1968 Academy Awards for her role in "Funny Girl"?
#40. What was the name of the British spy character created by Ian Fleming in the 1960s?
These trivia questions will help you learn more about the fascinating decade in history, help you improve your memory, and, most importantly, you will have so much fun.
So gather around your friends and family and start the quiz.