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Jimmy Hill dead at 87 following Alzheimer’s battle

19 December 2015 Jimmy Hill has died aged 87 following a battle with Alzheimer’s. Hill will forever be remembered as one of the most influential figures...

Mickey Mantle

Mickey Mantle's illustrious baseball career began in the 1950s when he was a teenage phenomenon out of Commerce, Oklahoma, thrust into the limelight of...

Pelé

Born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pelé was Brazil's soccer superstar, and one of the greatest footballers ever. He was fantastic, fabulous and friendly -...

Harlem Globetrotters

The exact beginnings of the Harlem Globetrotters are uncertain, although the team considers that their first-ever road game took place on 7 January 1927,...

George Best

There is a famous story about George Best after he had won one night at a casino and a bellboy found him in his...

Muhammad Ali/Cassius Clay

"I am the greatest," claimed Muhammad Ali - and many still consider him to be the finest heavyweight boxer of all time. His catchphrase "float...

Jackie Stewart

Jackie Stewart - The Flying Scotsman - drove an Elf Tyrell In 1973 at Watkins Glen (which was Jackie's 100th Grand Prix) Stewart's teammate Francois...

Nadia Comaneci

Fourteen-year-old Romanian gymnast, Nadia Comaneci, delighted crowds at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Canada. She won three gold medals, a silver and a bronze, scoring...

Roller Derby

Roller Derby was born in Chicago during the Depression but didn't achieve national prominence until the advent of television in the late 1940s. In...

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Sebastian the Incredible Drawing Dog

1 9 8 6 (UK) 13 x 5 minute episodes Puppet dog Sebastian shared a flat with human man Michael Barrymore in this short-lived BBC children's series. While...

Love Thy Neighbour

1 9 7 2 - 1 9 7 6 (UK) 54 x 30 minute episodes 1 x 45 minute episode 1 x special Staunch Union Jack-waving socialist Eddie Booth...

Roving Report

1 9 5 7 - 1 9 6 4 (UK) ITN's Roving Report featured a relatively youthful Robin Day interrogating personalities abroad. In 1957, Egypt was still technically at...

Upstairs Downstairs

1 9 7 1 - 1 9 7 5 (UK) Set in an elegant Belgravia (London) townhouse at 165 Eaton Place, this period drama about a...

Spiceworld (1997)

Laugh all you want but if there was one message fashionistas got from this flick it's that fashion is about following your own style....

Mud

Originally formed in 1966 around the Streatham area of South London, Mud came together from two local bands; The Mourners, featuring brothers Les (vocals) and...

Everclear

The major label debut by neo-Nirvana trio Everclear, Sparkle and Fade, caught the authentic note of vacant ennui that haunts adolescent America. But the songs on So...

Ian Smith

Ian Smith was prime minister of Rhodesia for 15 turbulent years. During that period, his government illegally declared independence from British rule and fought...