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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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Katch 22

Formed in 1964 and hailing from Hackbridge, a suburb in the London Borough of Sutton, this four-piece played the 100 Club in Oxford Street...

Pete Seeger

Born on 3 May 1919, and immersed in music by his parents - Charles Seeger, a musicologist, and Constance de Clyver Edson Seeger, a concert...

Raging Bull (1980)

Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull is based on a book by fighter Jake LaMotta, who also acted as technical adviser - which is odd because that must...

Baron, The

1 9 6 6 - 1 9 6 7 (UK) 30 x 50 minute episodes In yet another fine Saint-style action series from ITC, Steve Forrest starred as...

Ragman’s Daughter, The (1971)

Married with two kids, living in a council flat, and recently dismissed for pilfering from his job in a Nottingham cheese warehouse, Tony Bradmore...

Secret Army

1 9 7 7 - 1 9 7 9 (UK/Belgium) 43 x 50 minute episodes The BBC was broke in 1977 but it still managed to come...

Dawn

Manhattan-born and Hell's Kitchen-raised, Tony Orlando started out singing in a New York street Doo-Wop group called The Five Gents, before moving on to singing...

Pardon The Expression

1 9 6 5 - 1 9 6 6 (UK) 37 x 25 minute episodes This sitcom from Granada was a spin-off of sorts from the king...