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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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Section 25

Blackpool-based experimental electronic rockers, Section 25 centred around brothers Vince and Larry Cassidy, who often supported Factory label-mates Joy Division on live dates during 1980. 1983 saw...

The Day Today

1 9 9 4 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes Based on the BBC radio show On The Hour (1991), The Day Today brought a visual dimension to TV news satire,...

Electric Dreams (1984)

Lenny Von Dohlen plays Miles, a geeky architect who falls hopelessly in love with his neighbour, cellist Madeline (Virginia Madsen), only to discover his rival...

Thunderball (1965)

The early Bond films - Dr No (1962), From Russia With Love (1963) and Goldfinger (1964) - emerged in the middle of the international impact of British cinema, and the...

Ask for King Billy

1 9 5 9 (UK) 5 x 30 minute episodes Down at heel private detective Gordon Stewart (Donald Churchill) is on the verge of going broke until...

Women’s Lib

In Britain in 1967, a man working in a factory was paid about £21 a week, while a woman was paid only £10 a...

Rebound

Rebound was a miniature board-game version of shuffleboard. The board was split down the middle by a wall. The player launched one of four pucks...

Larkins, The

1 9 5 8 - 1 9 6 0 (UK) 1 9 6 3 - 1 9 6 4 (UK) Builder's clerk Fred Robinson created The Larkins for an...