Enjoy this 1960’s trivia quiz during activity time in aged care.
The A4 printable version of the quiz can be found at the bottom of the page.
What was the name of the famous English four-piece band that came out of Liverpool? Hint: named after an insect.
(A) The Beatles
Name the four members of the Beatles?
(A) John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
What was the name of the first James Bond movie released in 1962 starring Sean Connery & Ursula Andrews?
(A) Dr. No
Which Alfred Hitchcock scary movie was released in 1960 with a famous shower scene?
What movie won the Oscar for the best picture in 1965 Starring Audrey Hepburn & Rex Harrison? Hint : A phonetics expert takes on the challenge of showing a Cockney girl how to speak like a Duchess. (A) My Fair Lady
In what year was the birth control pill approved in the USA for contraceptive use?
(A) 1960 (Released in 1961 to Australian women only if married)
In 1960 the most powerful earthquake ever recorded 9.5 on the Richter scale was where?
(A) South America (Valdivia Earthquake) it caused global tsunamis & destruction
In which year did the show “Sesame Street” first air on television?
What year was the famous Woodstock Festival held?
The first woman in space came from which country?
(A) Soviet Union, in 1963 Valentina Tereshkova, she spent almost 3 days in the Vostok 6 space capsule orbiting Earth 48 times
Which classic science fiction show began in 1966?
(A) Star Trek
Who did John F Kennedy defeat in 1960 to win the presidential election?
(A) Richard Nixon
In the late 1960s the US Airforce released a report concluding there were no such things as UFOs or Extra Terrestrials what was the name of the report?
(A) Project Blue Book
What popular long-running soap opera still running on TV debuted in 1965? Hint: As the world turns so does the
(A) Days Of Our Lives
In 1963 Martin Luther King Jnr gave a memorable speech at the Lincoln Memorial on the steps what was the name of the famous speech?
(A) “I Have A Dream”
In 1960 four black college students sat in protest after being refused service at the lunch counter in which store in Greensboro North Carolina?
Who was the first man to walk on the moon in 1969?
(A) Neil Armstrong
In 1967 Dr Christian Barnard performed the first transplant of what human organ in South Africa.
Who famously sang happy birthday to John F Kennedy in 1962 actually she sang happy birthday Mr President.
(A) Marilyn Monroe
Which famous boxer in 1964 changed his name from Cassius Clay to?
(A) Muhammad Ali
In 1962 three inmates escaped from which prison that was supposedly an inescapable prison near San Francisco?
In the summer of 1969 several people were murdered including actress Sharon Tate by which cult members led by which man? (A) Charles Manson, cult: The Manson Family
In America in 1962 who became the new host of The Tonight Show?
(A) Johnny Carson
Who was Harold Holt and what happened to him?
(A) Australian Prime minister who died in 1967 after going for a swim in the ocean in Portsea, Victoria he disappeared feared drowned his body was never recovered.
Which president in the USA started the space race with the Soviet Union?
(A) John F Kennedy
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