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

Jazz Singer, The (1980)

Neil Diamond made his 'acting' debut as a cantor's son who just wants to sing. While Diamond had been one of the best pop singers...

Adderly

1 9 8 6 - 1 9 8 9 (Canada) 43 x 60 minute episodes This CBS action-adventure series was produced in Toronto and featured Winston Rekert...

Games That Lovers Play (1971)

This 70s "sex comedy" stars the luscious Joanna Lumley, from The New Avengers and Absolutely Fabulous.  Aged 24 at the time, and with only three bit parts behind...

Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

Young Billy (Robert Brian Wilson) becomes traumatised by Santa Claus and the coming of Christmas after a criminal dressed as Santa shoots his father...

World War III

1 9 8 2 (USA) 2 x 100 minute episodes This gripping mini-series was a major event when it screened. It told the hypothetical tale of a...

Easy Aces

1 9 4 9 - 1 9 5 0 (USA) Goodman Ace and Jane Sherwood Ace had a long and successful history in radio. His character...

Law and Mr Jones, The

1 9 6 0 - 1 9 6 2 (USA) 46 x 30 minute episodes Ex-football player Abraham Lincoln Jones (James Whitmore) was a sharp New York...

Embassy

1 9 9 0 - 1 9 9 2 (Australia) After years of peddling game shows and soft soap like The Young Doctors, the Grundy organisation...