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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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Life With Johnny

1 9 6 9 (UK) 6 x 25 minute episodes Tyne Tees Television produced this short series starring Cliff Richard in the title role. In each episode, Johnny...

Oh Boy!

1 9 5 8 - 1 9 5 9 (UK) 38 x 25 minute episodes Everyone knows that Cliff Richard is hardly a bad boy, but back in 1958...

Tams, The

Atlanta's Tams were among the more popular up-tempo soul groups of the 60s, although they were never able to break Motown's pop stranglehold. Joseph Pope's...

Gordon Jackson

Gordon Jackson (no, not  the one from The Professionals and Upstairs, Downstairs) was a contender from Worcester who very nearly made it. Playing with Dave Mason and Jim Capaldi in...

Ride the Wild Surf (1964)

Three All-American boys meet three All-American girls while they are in Oahu, Hawaii to surf the big waves at Waimea Bay. The guys must face...

Andy Gibb

Following the international success of his three older brothers in The Bee Gees, Andy Gibb (born 5 March 1958) appeared as a star in his...

Dharma and Greg

1 9 9 7 - 2 0 0 2 (USA) 119 x 30 minute episodes Dharma Finkelstein (Jenna Elfman) is Jewish and Greg Montgomery (Thomas Gibson) is Episcopalian....

Ropers, The

1 9 7 9 - 1 9 8 0 (USA) 26 x 30 minute episodes This US version of the UK series George and Mildred was a spin-off from Three's...