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Christine Keeler

Englishwoman Christine Keeler became notorious in 1963 after revelations of affairs with both a Soviet attaché and the war minister John Profumo, who resigned...

CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament)

Since its foundation in 1958, CND (a non party-political British organisation advocating the abolition of nuclear weapons) has sought unilateral British initiatives to help...

Dan Quayle

On 15 June 1992, US vice president Dan Quayle instructed a student to spell 'potato' by adding an 'e' to the end during a...

Daniel Ortega

Daniel Ortega Saavedra left law studies at the Central American University in Managua at the age of 18 to join the Marxist Sandinista Liberation...

David Ben-Gurion

1 8 8 6 - 1 9 7 3 Israeli statesman and socialist politician. He was one of the founders of the state of Israel...

Delvene Delaney

Born in Mackay, Queensland, on 26 August 1951, Delvene Delaney found stardom as "the sheila" on The Paul Hogan Show in the 1970s. As a teen she...

Denis Healey

Born in Keighley, Yorkshire in 1917, Denis Winston Healey was educated at Bradford Grammar School and Balliol College, Oxford. He served in the army during...

Denise Drysdale

Australia's most famous Go-Go dancer, Denise Drysdale's name was actually spelt with a 'c' (Denice) but she changed the spelling during her school years. Denise...

Desmond Tutu

Born in 1931, Desmond Tutu taught until 1957 when he trained for the Anglican ministry. He took an MA in theology in the UK...

Diana Dors

Diana Dors was born in Swindon, Wiltshire in 1931 with the unfortunate surname of Fluck (oh those rhyming slang jokes must have jarred). She once...

Disc Jockeys

In Britain, Radio 1 and Top of the Pops began in the Sixties, but by 1970 the Disc Jockeys (or DJ's) had been elevated to stardom,...

Donald Campbell

In 1964, Campbell broke the world land-speed record at Lake Eyre in South Australia when he drove Bluebird at 403.1 mph.

Dorothy Stratten

  Born Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten, Dorothy Stratten was a former Dairy Queen waitress from a cowtown in Canada. At the age of 18 she was...

Dr Jack Kevorkian

Jacob "Jack" Kevorkian was born in Pontiac, Michigan, to Armenian immigrants. In 1952 he graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. In...

Dwight D (Ike) Eisenhower

Dwight David Eisenhower was born on 14 October 1890, at Denison, Texas, the third of seven sons of David Jacob and Ida Elizabeth Stover...

Eddie Kidd

Eddie Kidd was only 18 years old when he jumped 13 double-decker buses on his motorcycle in 1978. Eddie has broken a further eight world...

Edmund Hillary

1 9 1 9 - 2 0 0 8 New Zealand mountaineer. In 1953, with Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay, he reached the summit of...

Edward Heath

1 9 1 6 - 2 0 0 5 Edward Richard George Heath was born at Broadstairs, Kent, in 1916 and was educated at Chatham...

Edward Kennedy

1 9 3 2 - 2 0 0 9 US Democratic politician Edward Moore Kennedy aided his brothers John and Robert Kennedy in their presidential...

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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...