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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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Robert Vaughn, Man from UNCLE actor, dies aged 83

11 November 2016 Actor Robert Vaughn, best known as the secret agent Napoleon Solo in The Man from UNCLE, has died aged 83. Vaughn was also...

Devenish

1 9 7 7 - 1 9 7 8 (UK) 14 x 30 minute episodes In the business jungle, Arthur Prufrock Devenish was a tiger . ....

Wait Until Dark (1967)

A cleverly crafted thriller with the gorgeous Audrey Hepburn as a blind New York City housewife who finds herself terrorised by three dangerous criminals after...

Love

Love emerged from Los Angeles early in 1966 - one of the first groups to show what was to come from the West Coast. They...

Fall Guy, The

1 9 8 1 - 1 9 8 6 (USA) 120 x 60 minute episodes Lee Majors was no stranger to television. In the 1960s he had...

Village People

Part clever concept, part exaggerated camp act, the Village People were worldwide sensations during disco's heyday and seemed to keep reviving like the phoenix. French disco...

Degrassi High

1 9 8 9 - 1 9 9 1 (Canada)28 x 30 minute episodes