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Evel Knievel

Evel Knievel always insisted reports suggesting every bone in his body had been broken during his career were an exaggeration. But, in the 20 years...

Fanny Cradock

Fanny and Johnny Cradock presented a popular cookery programme on British television from the 1950s until the 1970s, as well as writing several successful...

Farrah

Ferrah Leni Fawcett was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1947.   While studying at the University of Texas at Austin she was named one...

Fergie

Bouncy, boisterous and thoroughly unstuffy, Sarah Ferguson seemed the ideal partner for Prince Andrew, the Queen's second son. Andrew had delighted his mother and the...

Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro was born in the village of Brian in Cuba on 13 August 1926 into a rich family, the son of Angel Castro,...

François Mitterrand

1 9 1 6 - 1 9 9 6 François Mitterrand studied law and politics in Paris, and during World War II he came to...

Fred Dagg

Fred Dagg was actually New Zealand-born comedian and political satirist John Clarke, who appeared as Dagg on television always wearing a black singlet and...

Gang Of Four

In Chinese history, the chief members of the radical faction that played a key role in directing the Cultural Revolution and tried to seize...

George Best

There is a famous story about George Best, after he had won one night at a casino and a bellboy found him in his...

George Bush

George Bush graduated from Yale University in 1948, after wartime naval service. He made a fortune in the Texan oil industry before entering politics to...

George Martin

George Martin was working as a producer for EMI Records' Parlophone label when, in 1962, he heard the demo tapes of a group called The...

Georges Pompidou

1 9 1 1 - 1 9 7 4 Georges Jean Raymond Pompidou trained as a teacher at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (he was himself...

Gerald Ford

1 9 1 3 - 2 0 0 6 Gerald Rudolph Ford was born Leslie Lynch King, Jr in Omaha, Nebraska in 1913 (the name...

Golda Meir

1 9 8 9 - 1 9 7 8 Golda Meir worked her way up the political ladder to occupy various key posts before becoming...

Gough Whitlam

Born in 1916, Edward Gough Whitlam was elected to the Australian parliament in 1952 and became leader of the Labor party in 1967. Whitlam came...

Granny Killer

Infamous 'Granny Killer' John Wayne Glover began his reign of terror at Mosman in Sydney's north, murdering six elderly women over a 13-month period. Each...

Greenpeace

The environmental protest group Greenpeace was founded in Canada in 1971 (it had previously functioned as a group called the Don't Make A Wave...

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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...