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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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Suddenly (1954)

Eager to reinforce his burgeoning dramatic reputation, Frank Sinatra seized the role of the psychologically damaged war veteran hired by unseen forces to shoot...

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If you would like to link to Nostalgia Central (and God bless you and thank you very much), please use the URL nostalgiacentral.com or nostalgiacentral.co.uk Of...

Jayne Mansfield

The American male's obsession with big breasts found its perfect incarnation in the sumptuous 40-19-36 statistics of Jayne Mansfield, who shot to stardom in...

Junior’s Eyes

Founded in London in 1968 by Mick Wayne (ex-The Tickle and The Hullaballoos) with Steve Chapman on drums and Honk (real name John Lodge) on...

Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)

Thomas Harris's best-seller paralysed readers with emotions more profound than terror, and so does Jonathan Demme's faithful film adaptation, with an incredibly brilliant screenplay...

Mouse That Roared, The (1959)

In The Mouse that Roared, the rivalry of the Cold War is systematically parodied. The leaders of the small European Duchy of Grand Fenwick declare war...

Harper Valley PTA

1 9 8 1 - 1 9 8 2 (USA) 36 x 30 minute episodes Barbara Eden reprised her 1978 feature film role as Stella Johnson in...

Apple Dumpling Gang, The (1975)

Three orphan kids strike gold in 1878 California in this better-than-average Disney romp. Meanwhile, a con man agrees to take possession of some property...