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Tony Blair

Tony Blair was born 6 May 1953 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was educated at the Durham Choristers School in Durham, England and at Fettes...

Twiggy

Twiggy's success story began in 1965 when Nigel Davies – a jack-of-all-trades who had worked as a bookie's office boy, amateur boxer, antique salesman,...

Two Coreys, The

The Lost Boys (1987) was the film that brought together Corey Feldman and Corey Haim, and gave birth to "The Two Coreys". The concept of...

Unabomber

The Unabomber, so named because he originally targeted universities and airlines in his terrorist campaign, killed three men and injured 23 others in 16 attacks...

Uri Geller

In 1973, chaos followed Geller's appearance at the BBC (the first time he had appeared live on a TV show) when hundreds of people phoned in to...

Valerie Leon

The main job of British movie dolly birds in the 60s and 70s was to be passive objects for the likes of Sid James...

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing

Valéry Giscard d'Estaing was born in Germany during the French occupation of the Rhineland. An early graduate of Michel Debré's post-war Ecole Nationale d'Administration, Giscard...

Vivienne Westwood

Original and outrageous, British designer Vivienne Westwood is one of the most recognised and influential designers of the late twentieth century. By her mid twenties,...

Walter Cronkite

The commentary of former CBS Evening News anchorman Walter Cronkite defined issues and events in America for almost two decades. Cronkite, whom a major poll...

Wendy Richard

Wendy Emerton - later to take the stage name Richard - was born in Middlesbrough on 20 July 1943. Later, her parents moved to...

William McMahon

1 9 0 8 - 1 9 8 8 McMahon was born in Sydney, Australia. He graduated in law and economics from Sydney University and...

Winston Churchill

On his 75th birthday Churchill had said, "I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting...

Wolfman Jack

1 9 3 9 - 1 9 9 5 With the on-air cool of Alan Freed and the smokestack growl of Howlin' Wolf, Robert Weston Smith - a...

Yasser Arafat

Born Muhammad Abed Ar'ouf Arafat. Palestinian nationalist politician, cofounder of al-Fatah in 1957, president of the Palestinian Authority, and leader of the Palestine Liberation...

Yitzhak Rabin

Israeli Labour politician and prime minister from 1974 to 1977 and 1992 to 1995. As a former soldier, Rabin was a national hero in the...

Yoko Ono

Born in Japan on 13 February 1933, Yoko Ono finished her education in the USA and became a well-known figure during the 1960s in...

Yorkshire Ripper

The 'Yorkshire Ripper' killings started in July 1975 and continued until November 1980, during which time 13 women were murdered in the north of...

Yuppies

What rich 1980s white collar workers were called in the decade when the western world revelled in unapologetic materialism. Yuppies (an acronym for "Young Urban...

Yuri Gagarin

1 9 3 4 - 1 9 6 8 Yuri Gagarin literally rocketed to fame when he became the first man in space in April...

Zodiac Killer

Cheri-Jo Bates walked from her campus library into the darkness towards her car. The battery was flat. A man appeared and offered to help her....

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12-Inch Remixes

In the 1980s, if you liked a song you went out and bought the single on 7-inch vinyl. If you loved it you went out and...

16 Magazine

Founded in late 1958 by George Winters, 16 magazine set the standard for all teen magazines. many imitators popped up over the years, and 16 withstood some pretty...

2-XL

The 2-XL was a "robot with a personality" manufactured and released by Mego Corp. in 1978. This small 'talking' robot came complete with an 8-track...

3-D Movies

Stereoscopic films had been around since the 1920s, but the 1950s was unquestionably the golden age of 3-D, with excited teenagers flocking to the...

60s Speak

THE BAWL GAME Baby-sitting. Self explanatory really. BOSS We know who the boss is.... Bruce Springsteen, of course. And as a verb, it means to order someone...