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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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Chance In A Million

1 9 8 4 - 1 9 8 6 (UK) 18 x 30 minute episodes Young fogey. Lumbering sort of fellow. Seemed sane. Not quite. Tight spots. Police....

Yitzhak Rabin

Israeli Labour politician and prime minister from 1974 to 1977 and 1992 to 1995. As a former soldier, Rabin was a national hero in the...

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)

The film opens on vertical audio patterns oscillating in sync with an over-stimulated narrator pontificating about the violent nature of the female gender and the...

Frenzy (1972)

Director Alfred Hitchcock does it again with this gripping tale about an innocent man tagged as a serial rapist/killer because of circumstantial evidence. Richard Blaney...

12 To The Moon (1960)

A lightweight dollop of sci-fi, 12 To The Moon dispatched a dozen passengers of both sexes and several nationalities to the Moon. The twelve members of the...

Ral Donner

Ralph Stuart Emanuel Donner was born in Norwood Park, Chicago and sang in church as a child. He sang in local talent shows as...

Saddam Hussein

1 9 3 7 - 2 0 0 6 Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti was born in the town of Al-Awja in Iraq in 1937...

Highlander (1986)

You have to wonder if the language coach for Highlander ever worked again after you have listened to Christopher Lambert's non-specific hodgepodge of an accent (he...