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Apollo 13 (1970)

America’s third moon mission, Apollo 13, was launched on 11 April 1970. The crew of astronauts James Lovell, John Swigert and Fred Haise had ignored...

Moon Landing (1969)

It seemed the whole world had stopped. Then, clear as crystal, came those immortal words . . . "That's one small step for man...

Neil Armstrong

1 9 3 0 - 2 0 1 2 Armstrong was born on 5 August 1930 in Ohio. He made 78 flights during the Korean War...

Skylab

In July 1979, people began to stare nervously at the sky. After six years in space, Skylab, the orbiting US space laboratory, was due to...

Space Race, The

In the 1950's and 1960's, the USA and the Soviet Union raced each other to be first into space. The Soviet Union won. On 4...

Space Shuttle

Plans for the Space Shuttle were created in 1972 as a way to keep the cost of spaceflight down. The first space shuttle orbiter Enterprise flew...

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Tin Machine

Tin Machine had its beginnings when Sara Gabrels, a journalist who had worked as David Bowie's press liaison person during his Glass Spider tour in...

Janis Ian

Janis Ian was born Janis Eddy Fink. She was only 15 when she scored a hit record in 1967 with her depressing interracial love...

Jetsons, The

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Matlock

1 9 8 6 - 1 9 9 5 (USA) 195 x 60 minute episodes Set in the city of Atlanta, Matlock was the story of Ben...

To The Manor Born

1 9 7 9 - 1 9 8 2 (UK) 21 x 30 minute episodes 1 x 60 minute episode After encapsulating British middle-class snobbery as Margot Leadbetter...

Cars in the 1970s

As the glam decade dawned, America experienced its worst recession in years and Detroit became increasingly concerned with the growing popularity of imported cars. AMC responded...

Give My Regards To Broad Street (1984)

Widely condemned as a worthless ego trip, Paul McCartney's musical fantasy is a great idea for a concept video that had the misfortune to...

Teresa Brewer

Born in Toledo, Ohio in 1931, Teresa Brewer made her first recording in 1949 at the age of 18. She went on to top the charts...