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Bay of Pigs

Fidel Castro overthrew the US-backed Batista dictatorship in January 1959 to take control of Cuba, and in 1960 he took over US oil refineries in...

Berlin Wall

In 1945, at the end of WWII, Germany was divided into a Soviet Zone in the East, and British, French and American Zone in...

Cold War

The term ''Cold War'' was first used by Bernard Baruch, advisor to US President Truman, in a speech made in April 1947. He spoke about...

Collapse of Communism

The founders of communism promised a new kind of state based on fairness and equality. Under the leadership of Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet communism moved a long...

Cuban Missile Crisis

In 1959 a revolution took place in Cuba and Fidel Castro came to power. He introduced a Soviet-style government on the island and he...

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...

Fallout Shelters

As the 1950s dawned, a Communist attack seemed imminent. The Russians had grabbed Berlin and in 1949 had successfully tested their own A-bomb. China had...

John F Kennedy

1 9 1 7 - 1 9 6 3 Born in 1917, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the second son of a millionaire Democrat power-broker, Joseph...

Nikita Khrushchev

1 8 9 4 - 1 9 7 1 A coal miner's son from Kalinovka, Ukraine, Nikita Khrushchev became involved in trade union activities during...

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Homicide

1 9 6 4 - 1 9 7 5 (Australia) 509 x 60 minute episodes Homicide was launched on the Australian Seven network on 20 October 1964. A series...

Vega$

1 9 7 8 - 1 9 8 1 (USA) 68 x 60 minute episodes The 1957 Thunderbird convertible seen driving the streets of Las Vegas was...

Angel Unchained (1970)

Don Stroud plays Angel, a biker who tires of gang life and decides to quit it all. He turns up in a small prejudiced town...

Blodwyn Pig

In 1968, Mick Abrahams left Jethro Tull to pursue a more bluesy direction than the innovative avenue Ian Anderson was going down. He left behind a sterling...

Sound Of Music, The (1965)

The Sound of Music was released in 1965, but its legacy and popularity have endured to the present day. The film was based on the real-life...

Harry Enfield’s Television Programme

1 9 9 1 - 1 9 9 2 (UK) 16 x 30 minute episodes After a celebrated stint on Saturday Live, comedian Harry Enfield gained his own BBC2...

Calling Dickie Valentine

1 9 6 1 (UK) Dickie Valentine (born Richard Maxwell) sang and introduced guests such as Petula Clark, Roy Castle, Cleo Laine and Dennis Lotis. The regular...

Twilight Zone, The

1 9 5 9 - 1 9 6 5 (USA) 1 9 8 5 - 1 9 8 7 (USA/UK) 134 x 30 minute episodes 17 x 60 minute...