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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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Aces High (1976)

A team of well-trained British fliers soars into action in the skies over Europe during World War I in this spirited remake of Journey's End (1930)...

Lee Dorsey

Born in New Orleans on 4 December 1926, Lee Dorsey moved with his family to Oregon when he was 10. After serving four years in...

Falling Down (1993)

Falling Down is a powerful and disturbing study of one ordinary man's descent into insanity fuelled by urban stress. It does not have a...

Phoenix Five

1 9 6 9 (Australia) 26 x 25 minute episodes The first attempt at an Australian sci-fi series had been The Interpretaris in 1966, which had a...

Boomtown Rats, The

The Boomtown Rats were formed in Dun Laoghaire (near Dublin), Ireland in 1975 by former NME journalist Bob Geldof, and were originally called The Nightlife Thugs...

Juicy Lucy

Juicy Lucy was formed in 1968 from the ashes of a psychedelic garage band called The Misunderstood, who had released a number of singles...

Shrinky Dinks

Shrinky Dinks entered the toy and craft scene in 1973. Inside the boxes were sheets of plastic - they came with either outlined drawings...

Jane and the Lost City (1987)

Norman Pett's Jane comic strip originally appeared in the Daily Mirror from December 1932 to October 1959 featuring the misadventures of a hapless heroine...