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Julie Christie

Born in Chukua, Assam, India, Christie made her name in John Schlesinger's Billy Liar (1963), reuniting with the same director for Darling (1965), in which she gave an...

Jackie O

Jackie Onassis was best known as the wife of US President John F Kennedy. Her youth and style brought an aura of glamour to the White...

Jack Good

An Oxford graduate, Jack Good was one of the first people in Britain to realise that Rock & Roll was more than a passing...

Indira Gandhi

1 9 1 7 - 1 9 8 4 Indian politician and prime minister of India between 1966 and 1977 and again from 1980 to...

Idi Amin

Born in 1925, Idi Amin became an Army officer in Uganda, trained and promoted by the British. In 1971 he led a coup against...

Ian Smith

Ian Smith was prime minister of Rhodesia for 15 turbulent years. During that period, his government illegally declared independence from British rule and fought...

Ian Paisley

Ian Richard Kyle Paisley was born in Armagh (Northern Ireland), the son of a Baptist minister, and was educated at the Model School and...

Hugh Gaitskell

Hugh Todd Naylor Gaitskell was born in London in 1906. He was educated at Winchester public school and at Oxford, and later lectured on...

Harold Holt

Harold Edward Holt was born in Sydney in 1908 and educated at Melbourne University. He worked as a solicitor and entered the federal parliament...

Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters started in the 1950's. At that time, the NBA were not allowing African American ballplayers in the league. All the players...

GTOs, The

The GTOs were a "group of groupies" in the late 1960s, comprising Miss Pamela (Pamela Des Barres), Miss Sparky (Linda Sue Parker), Miss Lucy (Lucy...

Groupies

Once upon a time, there were girls (and occasionally guys) who took pride in the mere act of bedding rock stars. Some of them...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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Studio 54

The late 1970s saw a huge Disco boom across the world, fuelled by the success of the 1977 movie Saturday Night Fever. As the...

Jackie O

Jackie Onassis was best known as the wife of US President John F Kennedy. Her youth and style brought an aura of glamour to the White...

Brian Epstein

Brian Epstein was born on 19 September 1934, in Rodney Street, Liverpool - an exclusive area well known for its concentration of doctors. The...

Beatlemania

By 1963 the newspapers were calling it "Beatlemania" - and there was no doubt that Britain was in love with The Beatles. Screaming fans clogged the...

Billy Blastoff

He may not have looked as space-ready as Major Matt Mason, but don't let Billy Blastoff's cherubic little face fool you. This kid packed...

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...