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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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1970

January 01 - In Australia, Bob Hawke becomes ACTU president. 01 - The age of majority in Britain is reduced from 21 to 18. 01 - Jimi...

Keith Christmas

Keith Christmas is more remembered for his name than for his work. He started out as a basic guitar-wielding singer/songwriter and gravitated into a lyrical...

Gardeners’ World

1 9 6 8 - Current (UK) This full-colour successor to the highly popular Gardening Club was launched by the much-respected Percy Thrower in 1968, using his...

Warlords

Atari’s Warlords got Medieval on the old Breakout formula. Instead of chipping away at coloured walls for your own amusement, Warlords gave a more...

One Summer

1 9 8 3 (UK) 5 x 60 minute episodes David Morrissey, Spencer Leigh and Ian Hart (here credited under his real surname of Davies) all made...

NYPD Blue

1 9 9 3 - 2 0 0 5 (USA) 261 x 60 minute episodes NYPD Blue began in 1993 with a rush of criticism and advertiser boycotts...

What’s My Line? (USA)

1 9 5 0 - 1 9 6 7 (USA) 1 9 6 8 - 1 9 7 5 (USA) "Will you enter and sign in,...

Prime Suspect

1 9 9 1 - 2 0 0 6 (UK) 15 x 101/120/207 minute episodes Prime Suspect was the blanket title for a gripping set of occasional British...