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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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Dansette

The Dansette record player became an iconic artefact of the youth culture of the 1950s and 1960s, and the name became a generic term...

Bluebells, The

From the same new Scottish pop scene that begat Aztec Camera came The Bluebells - a bookish-looking quintet of Merseybeat revisionists. Their self-titled debut mini-album...

I Married A Monster From Outer Space (1958)

A distraught Marge Farrell (Gloria Talbott) is growing increasingly alarmed over the changes in her new husband Bill (Tom Tryon), who's been acting strangely...

Mary Tyler Moore Show, The

1 9 7 0 - 1 9 7 7 (USA) 168 x 25 minute episodes With the demise of The Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Tyler Moore spent...

Primary Colors (1998)

After five years of movies featuring surrogate Bill Clintons ranging from benevolent (Dave, The American President) to vengeful (Air Force One) to malignant (Absolute...

Bad Day At Black Rock (1955)

It's 1945, just after World War II, and Spencer Tracy is John J. Macreedy - a one-armed ex-army man who steps off the train...

Hunger, The (1983)

After nearly a decade of directing TV adverts for the company he formed with his elder brother Ridley, Tony Scott made his movie debut...

How to Stay Alive

1 9 7 8 - 1 9 7 9 (UK) 30 minute episodes This TV series from LWT discussed aspects of modern-day life and whether they were harmful. Presented by...