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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...

Evonne Goolagong

Young newcomer Evonne Goolagong was one month away from her 20th birthday when she scored straight-set victories over Billie Jean King in the semi-finals...

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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Al Martino

Jasper Cini was born in 1927 and became a friend and disciple of Mario Lanza. Changing his name to Al Martino in the late...

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

This blockbuster prequel masquerading as a sequel to the mega-successful Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) was so gory and surprisingly violent, it led to the creation...

You’ve Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You’ll...

Carter Fields (Zalman King) stars as a young New Yorker failing in marriage, in his Wall Street job, and in his search for sex...

Grandmother’s House (1989)

On the death of their father, David (Eric Foster) and Lynn (Kim Valentine) are taken to live with their only known relatives, their Grandmother...

New Car Prices in Australia in 1978

Datsun 120Y  - $4,299Datsun 180B - $4,999Datsun 200B - $5,148HZ Holden Kingswood - $5,446Holden Sunbird - $5,495Mini S - $3,895Mini LS - $4,250Moke Californian...

Ulysses 31

1 9 8 1 - 1 9 8 2 (France/Japan) 27 x 25 minute episodes This cartoon adaptation of Homer's Odyssey was a joint French/Japanese production set in...

You Bet!

1 9 8 8 - 1 9 9 6 (UK) A light-hearted panel game (based on a Dutch format) in which celebrities and the studio...

999

999 formed in London in May 1977. Led by vocalist/guitarist Nick Cash (a onetime student at the Canterbury College of Art under the tutelage of Ian...
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