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Dwight D (Ike) Eisenhower

Dwight David Eisenhower was born on 14 October 1890, at Denison, Texas, the third of seven sons of David Jacob and Ida Elizabeth Stover...

John F Kennedy

1 9 1 7 - 1 9 6 3 Born in 1917, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the second son of a millionaire Democrat power-broker, Joseph...

Nikita Khrushchev

1 8 9 4 - 1 9 7 1 A coal miner's son from Kalinovka, Ukraine, Nikita Khrushchev became involved in trade union activities during...

Fallout Shelters

As the 1950s dawned, a Communist attack seemed imminent. The Russians had grabbed Berlin and in 1949 had successfully tested their own A-bomb. China had...

Cuban Missile Crisis

In 1959 a revolution took place in Cuba and Fidel Castro came to power. He introduced a Soviet-style government on the island and he...

Collapse of Communism

The founders of communism promised a new kind of state based on fairness and equality. Under the leadership of Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet communism moved a long...

Cold War

The term ''Cold War'' was first used by Bernard Baruch, advisor to US President Truman, in a speech made in April 1947. He spoke about...

Berlin Wall

In 1945, at the end of WWII, Germany was divided into a Soviet Zone in the East, and British, French and American Zone in...

Bay of Pigs

Fidel Castro overthrew the US-backed Batista dictatorship in January 1959 to take control of Cuba, and in 1960 he took over US oil refineries in...

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It’s Tommy Cooper

1 9 6 9 - 1 9 7 4 (UK) 1969 saw Tommy Cooper graduate from guest appearances to his own show, courtesy of LWT.

Private War of Major Benson, The (1955)

Major Bernard Benson (Charlton Heston), noted for advancing with his mouth before thinking, is given a choice to be drummed out of the Army...

Stagecoach West

1 9 6 0 - 1 9 6 1 (USA) 38 x 60 minute episodes Luke Perry (Wayne Rogers) and Simon Kane (Robert Bray) ran a stagecoach...

Magic Garden, The

1 9 7 2 - 1 9 8 4 (USA) In a magic garden of stories, songs and imagination, two eternally sweet women hosted a beloved...

We Are The Champions

1 9 7 3 - 1 9 8 7 (UK) 112 x 30 minute episodes The BBC's 'Mr Athletics', sports commentator Ron Pickering, hosted this series which pitched...

Hook (1991)

J.M. Barrie must be turning over in his grave with fury. This boring, overproduced, ugly, incoherent waste of $80 million is Steven Spielberg's pretentious...

Arthur Murray (Dance) Party, The

1 9 5 0 - 1 9 6 0 (USA) For 10 years as it moved from time slot to time slot and station to station, The...

Soundgarden

Chicago guitarist Kim Thayil formed Soundgarden in Seattle in 1984 with bass player Hiro Yamamoto and Chris Cornell, a local drummer turned singer, whose...
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