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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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A Woman Of Substance

1 9 8 5 (UK) 3 x 160 minute episodes Told in flashback and beginning in 1905, this Channel 4 drama (their most successful) was the rags-to-riches...

Hawaiian Mania

An abundance of disposable income combined with Hawaii's entrance into the Union in 1959 manifested itself in the US as a mania for all...

Playboy

Playboy magazine was founded in 1953 by Hugh Marston Hefner (b.1926). Hefner described his target audience as "that select group of urbane fellows who were...

Velvet Goldmine (1998)

Writer-director Todd Haynes created an original and visually stunning faux documentary charting the rise and fall of a fictional glam-rock star – using David Bowie as...

People That Time Forgot, The (1977)

The People That Time Forgot - a direct sequel to The Land That Time Forgot (1975) - was the last film made by Amicus...

Helloween

During the 1980s, Helloween were the most successful heavy metal band that Germany has ever produced (who aren't called The Scorpions). Formed in Hamburg in...

Hullabaloo

1 9 6 5 - 1 9 6 6 (USA) Hullabaloo premiered on 12 January 1965 and aired until 29 August the same year. The NBC show...

Tales of Wells Fargo

1 9 5 7 - 1 9 6 2 (USA) 167 x 25 minute episodes 34 x 60 minute episodes Dale Robertson starred as Jim Hardie (pictured),...