Browsing: People

Charles Milles Manson was born in November 1934 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Kathleen Maddox, an unmarried 16-year-old girl and an unnamed father. He…

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Born in Perth, Western Australia, on 12 October 1954, attractive blonde Cheryl Rixon was twice a finalist in the annual Miss West Coast bikini beauty…

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Englishwoman Christine Keeler became notorious in 1963 after revelations of affairs with both a Soviet attaché and the war minister John Profumo, who resigned after…

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Cynthia Plaster Caster was born Cynthia Albritton in Chicago in May 1947. The only child of Lithuanian-Americans from Chicago’s Southside, she was shy and unpopular…

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On 15 June 1992, US vice president Dan Quayle instructed a student to spell ‘potato’ by adding an ‘e’ to the end during a spelling…

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Daniel Ortega Saavedra left law studies at the Central American University in Managua at the age of 18 to join the Marxist Sandinista Liberation Front…

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Born in Mackay, Queensland, on 26 August 1951, Delvene Delaney found stardom as “the sheila” on The Paul Hogan Show in the 1970s. As a teen she…

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Born in Keighley, Yorkshire in 1917, Denis Winston Healey was educated at Bradford Grammar School and Balliol College, Oxford. He served in the army during…

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Australia’s most famous Go-Go dancer, Denise Drysdale’s name was actually spelt with a ‘c’ (Denice) but she changed the spelling during her school years. As…

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Born in 1931, Desmond Tutu taught until 1957 when he trained for the Anglican ministry. He took an MA in theology in the UK in…

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Diana Dors was born in Swindon, Wiltshire in 1931 with the unfortunate surname of Fluck (oh those rhyming slang jokes must have jarred). She once…

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Donald Campbell – the son of Sir Malcolm Campbell who broke the world land speed record nine times between 1924 and 1935 in a succession…

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Born Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten, Dorothy Stratten was a former Dairy Queen waitress from a cowtown in Canada. At the age of 18, she was unhappily…

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Jacob “Jack” Kevorkian was born in Pontiac, Michigan, to Armenian immigrants. In 1952 he graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. In…

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Eddie Kidd started his motorcycle stunt career at the age of fourteen and was only 18 years old when he jumped 13 double-decker buses in…

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