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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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Russell Morris

Russell Morris joined Somebody's Image in 1967. The band became very popular in Australia and released three singles - Hide and Seek, When I Come...

Blame It On Rio (1984)

Estranged from their wives, best friends Matthew Hollis (Michael Caine) and Victor Lyons (Joseph Bologna) take their respective teenage daughters Karen (Valerie Harper) and...

Ben E. King

Ben E King was born Benjamin Earl Nelson in Henderson, North Carolina, in September 1938. After moving to New York in 1949 he was reputedly...

Mod Squad, The

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 7 3 (USA) The Mod Squad's three hippie cops were actually drop-outs from "normal" society who each had their own brush...

New Kind of Family, A

1 9 7 9 - 1 9 8 0 (USA) 11 x 30 minute episodes Two single mothers - widow Kit Flanagan (Eileen Brennan) and divorcee...

Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm

1 9 6 9 (UK) 8 x 25 minute episodes The Incredible Adventures Of Professor Branestawm, first published in November 1933, is a wonderful work of invention...

Together We Stand/Nothing Is Easy

1 9 8 6 (USA) The plot for Together We Stand was originally written as a 1974 spin-off from The Brady Bunch (1969) called Kelly's Kids, with Brady...

Wide Awake Club

1 9 8 4 - 1 9 8 9 (UK) Wide Awake Club debuted on Saturday 13 October 1984 as the first live kids show on TV-am. Airing for...