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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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Dynamic Hepnotics

The Dynamic Hepnotics featured in the Australian movie Going Down in 1983. Their 1984 Live album contains an audible hissing noise as a fire broke out...

Letterman sweaters

Nothing said star athlete, shining good looks, and school spirit quite like the letterman sweater. A cardigan-style sweater with button front and hip pockets,...

Black Arrow, The

1 9 7 2 - 1 9 7 5 (UK) 20 x 30 minute episodes Black Arrow was a lone figure of mystery who protected the poor...

Muck and Brass

1 9 8 2 (UK) 6 x 50 minute episodes Mel Smith starred in a rare straight role as Tom Craig, a shrewdly opportunistic property developer progressing...

Jon English

Jon English migrated to Australia from Essex, England, with his family in the 1960s. He launched his career with a garage band of schoolmates...

Billion Dollar Brain (1967)

Following The Ipcress File (1965) and Funeral in Berlin (1966), producer Harry Saltzman turned to up-and-coming British director Ken Russell to direct Billion Dollar Brain and wound up with the...

Dr Goldfoot & the Bikini Machine (1965)

Vincent Price plays the eponymous dastardly doctor, who creates a legion of voluptuous bikini-clad female robots so they can marry the world's wealthiest men and...

Made In Britain (1982)

From a fact-based screenplay by David Leland (Wish You Were Here) and directed by Alan Clarke (Scum), Made In Britain is a hard-hitting drama that received...