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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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Project UFO

1 9 7 7 - 1 9 7 8 (USA) 26 x 60 minute episodes Following the huge success of Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977), NBC produced...

Return to Oz (1985)

This belated sequel to the classic The Wizard of Oz (1939) sends 9-year-old Dorothy (Fairuza Balk) off to electric shock therapy and then to a nightmare...

Flying Nun, The

1 9 6 7 - 1 9 7 0 (USA) 83 x 30 minute episodes This ABC comedy series followed the adventures of Sister Bertrille (once plain...

Dee Time

1 9 6 7 - 1 9 6 9 (UK) 152 x 45 minute episodes 31-year-old Simon Dee (born Cyril Henty-Dodd) hosted this 45-minute programme from the...

Man

Back in the days when nobody was ashamed to be called hippy, Welsh band Man were the closest thing the British side of the...

Candi Staton

The songs that Alabama's Candi Staton sang rang true because, sadly, she lived them. A gospel prodigy, she ran off with fellow gospel singer...

Touch

The 1968 self-titled album by Touch - featuring Don Gallucci (ex-Kingsmen organist and future Stooges producer) - was a wild and glorious explosion of keyboard-led proto-prog that...

Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes, The

1 9 8 4 - 1 9 8 5 (UK) 13 x 60 minute episodes Modelled closely on the mood and style of the original Victorian Strand Magazine...