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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...

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...

Jackie Stewart

Jackie Stewart - The Flying Scotsman - drove an Elf Tyrell In 1973 at Watkins Glen (which was Jackie's 100th Grand Prix) Stewart's team mate...

Jimmy Hill dead at 87 following Alzheimer’s battle

19 December 2015 Jimmy Hill has died aged 87 following a battle with Alzheimer’s. Hill will forever be remembered as one of the most influential figures...

Mickey Mantle

Mickey Mantle's illustrious baseball career began in the 1950s when he was a teenage phenomenon out of Commerce, Oklahoma, thrust into the limelight of...

Muhammad Ali/Cassius Clay

"I am the greatest," claimed Muhammad Ali - and many still consider him to be the finest heavyweight boxer of all time. His catchphrase "float...

Nadia Comaneci

Fourteen-year-old Romanian gymnast, Nadia Comaneci, delighted crowds at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Canada. She won three gold medals, a silver and a bronze, scoring...

Pelé

Born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pelé was Brazil's soccer superstar, and one of the greatest footballers ever. He was fantastic, fabulous and friendly -...

Roller Derby

Roller Derby was born in Chicago during the Depression, but didn't achieve national prominence until the advent of television in the late 1940s. In...

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Freezy Freakies

The winter gloves that would produce little cartoons characters on them - if it got cold enough. Unfortunately they only seemed to work when it...

Run Of The Arrow (1957)

  An ex-Confederate soldier, who refuses to accept the death of the South, escapes to the West. After being subjected to a savage ritual endurance...

Clannad

Clannad (the name means 'Clan from Dore') came together because they were family - literally. Ciarán Ó Braonáin (the group's leader, bassist and guitarist), Pól, and Máire...

Soldier Blue (1970)

Like Billy Jack (1971), who passionately hated killing but did so anyway, this is an anti-violence film that revels in violence. Very controversial on its release, this...

Mommie Dearest (1981)

This absolutely riveting biographical drama about Joan Crawford is based on her adopted daughter Christina's vengeful memoir. Christina's book, prosaic as it may be, doesn't...

PP Arnold

PP Arnold was born Patricia Ann Cole on 3 October 1946 in the South Central area of Los Angeles (then known as Watts). She joined the Ike...

Atlantic City (1980)

A sweet and flaky movie about an assortment of down-and-outs. Lou (Burt Lancaster) is an ageing gangster who's scratching out a living doing some small-time...