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Yorkshire Ripper

The 'Yorkshire Ripper' killings started in July 1975 and continued until November 1980, during which time 13 women were murdered in the north of...

Wollongong Mutilation Slaying (1966)

On 29 January 1966, a  57-year-old cleaner was brutally slain as she worked alone in the Piccadilly Arcade in Wollongong, NSW (Australia). The mutilation of Wilhelmina...

Graeme Thorne Kidnapping (1960)

Sydney (Australia) father Basil Thorne and his wife Freda won £100,000 in one of the first Opera House lotteries on 1 June 1960, and...

Unabomber

The Unabomber - so named because his case was given the acronym UNABOM which stood for the places he targeted; UNiversity and Airline BOMbings -...

Ted Bundy

American serial killer Theodore Robert Bundy was born illegitimately, and his grandparents tried to hide the fact by pretending that his mother was his...

Son Of Sam

The murder of Donna Lauria on 29 July 1976 was one of around 20,000 murders in the US that year and did not merit...

Moors Murderers

Between 1963 and 1965, Ian Brady and Myra Hindley were responsible for the abduction, sexual abuse, and murder of two children and a 17-year-old...

Granny Killer

Infamous 'Granny Killer' John Wayne Glover began his reign of terror at Mosman in Sydney's north, murdering six elderly women over a 13-month period...

Anita Cobby

It was the crime that shocked Australia - pretty 26-year-old nursing sister Anita Lorraine Cobby was found brutally murdered in a field at Prospect,...

O.J. Simpson Trial (1995)

In his sporting prime, Orenthal James Simpson - a.k.a. The Juice - was an American institution. Born in San Francisco in 1947, he played...

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Pennies From Heaven

1 9 7 8 (UK) 8 x 60 minute episodes Pennies From Heaven - a six-part drama series written by the late, great Dennis Potter - received great...

Toggery Five, The

Manchester beat band The Toggery Five formed in 1963, and first rehearsed at the Thatched House pub in Stockport. The group's unusual name came from...

Harold Macmillan

Maurice Harold Macmillan was half-American by parentage, the son of a publisher who had raised the family from a humble background. Chelsea-born, he was...

Hathaways, The

1 9 6 1 - 1 9 6 2 (USA) 26 x 30 minute episodes The Hathaway family consisted of two humans, Elinor (Peggy Cass) and her...

Party Boys, The

Ex-Mondo Rock member Paul Christie formed Australian fun-time band The Party Boys in 1982 as an occasional "supergroup" consisting of some of Australia's finest musicians....

Star Wars (1977)

When 33-year-old director George Lucas gave the world Star Wars he could not have envisioned how many nerdy and geeky boys he would inspire for generations...

Tigers, The

The Tigers were a British ska band comprising singer/guitarist Tony Jacks, guitarist Ross McGeeney (Jacks' one-time partner in Starry-Eyed & Laughing), bassist Nic Potter (ex-Van Der...

Liar’s Club

1 9 6 9 (USA) 1 9 7 6 - 1 9 7 9 (USA) 1 9 8 8 - 1 9 8 9 (USA) Two players competed while a...