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Jackie O

Jackie Onassis was best known as the wife of US President John F Kennedy. Her youth and style brought an aura of glamour to the White House, and Kennedy's assassination in 1963 left her the nation's most tragic...

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 Eisenhower. The family returned to Abilene, Kansas, in 1892 where Eisenhower graduated...

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 P Kennedy. Jack graduated from Harvard in 1940 and saw service with...

Assassination of JFK (1963)

President Kennedy was assassinated on 22 November 1963 - shot in the head as he was driven through Dallas, Texas, in an open car on his way to a political festival. A number of shots were fired as...

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Babes of S.H.A.D.O – The Girls of Skydiver

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Top 10 rated British TV programmes of 1970

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Elvis’s Movie Occupations

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Public Information Films (PIFs) in Britain – The Green Cross Man...

Once upon a time in a country where children were served warm milk for free in the middle of the morning, the TV overlords surveyed the multitude of potential disasters that awaited the well-meaning but...

Status Quo’s Rick Parfitt dies

24 December 2016 Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has died in hospital in Spain aged 68, his manager has said. He died from a severe infection after being admitted to hospital on Thursday following complications to a...

Hammer Horror – A House in the Country

In the movies, few brand names are as instantly recognised or as redolent of a certain genre of filmmaking as that of Hammer. What Disney is to animation, Hammer is to English Gothic. The 'Hammer' moniker...

Green Cross Code Man Dave Prowse dies, aged 85

28 November 2020 Dave Prowse, the Bristolian former bodybuilder best known for playing Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died aged 85. Prowse was cast as Vader for his imposing physique, even though the...