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1960s Quiz

The Sixties

  1. Lesley Hornby was widely known by what name?
  2. Which British radio station was founded in 1964 by Ronan O'Rahilly and Alan Crawford to get around the record companies' control of music broadcasting?
  3. What musical phrase was first used in the song 'Born to be Wild' by Steppenwolf?
  4. Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968 while standing on a balcony outside his motel in which American city?
  5. What is Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm famous for?
  6. 'Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head' was a song written for which 1969 film?

  7. In which city were the 1960 Summer Olympics held?
  8. Which fashion designer was known as the inventor of the miniskirt?
  9. Which British driver won the 1969 Formula One World Championship, his first of three?
  10. Marianne Faithfull began an on-again-off-again relationship with which singer?
  11. In June 1968, radical feminist Valerie Solanas shot and nearly killed who inside his studio?
  12. How old was President Kennedy when he died?
  13. The Beatles gave their first live American television performance on which show?
  14. Who delivered his 'Wind of Change' speech in 1960?
  15. Name the British doll created by Pedigree Dolls and Toys as a rival to Barbie?
  16. In 1967, who was captured and executed by the Bolivian army?
  17. Who refused the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature?
  18. Which James Bond film starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andrews was released in 1962?
  19. Which sixties television series starred Larry Hagman as an astronaut?
  20. In 1967, Dr. Christian Barnard performed the world's first heart transplant in which country?
  21. The first Nobel Prize in what was awarded in 1969 to Ragnar Frisch and Jan Tinbergen?
  22. Which European country became the first atheist nation in the world?
  23. Which musician and then child actor had his first major role at 13, playing the Artful Dodger in the West End?
  24. Bill Ducie and Tom Parry Jones developed and marketed the first electronic what in Britain?
  25. The 1962 FIFA World Cup was held in which country? (Hint: it was not a European country)
  26. Which 1968 to 1969 British science-fiction TV series created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson followed the adventures of a nine-year-old schoolboy?
  27. Who became chancellor of West Germany in 1969?
  28. In which pub did Ronnie Kray Ronnie Kray shoot and murdered George Cornell on 9 March 1966?
  29. "5-4-3-2-1" is a 1964 song by British band?
  30. Which photographer sought to define swinging-sixties London in a series of large photographic prints entitled Box of Pin-Ups?


  1. Twiggy
  2. Radio Caroline
  3. Heavy metal
  4. Memphis
  5. Woodstock (location)
  6. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  7. Rome
  8. Mary Quant
  9. Jackie Stewart
  10. Mick Jagger
  11. Andy Warhol
  12. 46
  13. The Ed Sullivan Show
  14. Prime Minister Harold Macmillan
  15. Sindy
  16. Che Guevara
  17. Jean-Paul Sartre
  18. Dr. No
  19. I Dream of Jeannie
  20. South Africa
  21. Economics
  22. Albania
  23. Phil Collins
  24. Breathalyzer
  25. Chile
  26. Joe 90
  27. Willy Brandt
  28. The Blind Begger
  29. Manfred Mann
  30. David Bailey