Home Tags Cold War

Tag: Cold War

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...

FEATURED POSTS

Commuter Husbands (1973)

Six different stories are presented in this 1973 British sexploitation anthology - a companion piece to Suburban Wives (1971) - narrated by the beautiful...

Oh No, It’s Selwyn Froggitt

1 9 7 4 - 1 9 7 7 (UK) 29 x 30 minute episodes "Magic!" - Bill Maynard starred in this Yorkshire TV sitcom as Selwyn...

Mouse On The Moon, The (1963)

The economy of the tiny Grand Duchy of Fenwick is suffering because its bottles of home-made wine explode on opening. So when it's discovered that...

Back To The Beach (1987)

It's hard to imagine who Lyndall Hobbs thought would love her parody of early sixties beach movies like How To Stuff A Wild Bikini (1965) and Beach Blanket...

Sunday Night At The London Palladium

1 9 5 5 - 1 9 6 7 (UK) 1 9 7 3 (UK) Launched in ITV's very first week by Val Parnell, the first...

Ian Paisley

Ian Richard Kyle Paisley was born in Armagh (Northern Ireland), the son of a Baptist minister, and was educated at the Model School and...

Battle of the Planets

1 9 7 8 - 1 9 8 5 (USA/Japan) 85 x episodes Battle Of The Planets was adapted and translated from a Japanese animated series entitled Science Ninja...

Sump’n Else

1 9 6 5 - 1 9 6 8 (USA) A Dallas-based TV show featuring many local bands including The 13th Floor Elevators, big names like...