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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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Wonder Stuff, The

Formed in Stourbridge, West Midlands, in 1986, The Wonder Stuff amassed a sizeable local following and released an EP, It's A Wonderful Day, in 1987. Along...

Together Brothers (1974)

Five-year-old Tommy (Anthony Wilson) witnesses the murder of kindly policeman 'Mr Kool' (Ed Bernard) - a well respected and admired figure in the community...

12-Inch Remixes

In the 1980s, if you liked a song you went out and bought the single on 7-inch vinyl. If you loved it you went out and...

Dave Berry

Born David Holgate Grundy in Beighton near Sheffield in 1941, Berry started out singing in Yorkshire clubs as half of an Everly Brothers-type duo. In 1961 he...

Midnight Oil

Australian band, Midnight Oil developed from an association struck up in 1974 between drummer Rob Hirst, bassist Andrew 'Bear' James and guitarist/keyboard player James...

Year of the Sex Olympics, The

1 9 6 8 (UK) 1 x 105 minute episode Set in 2050, the appetites and passions of the British masses are controlled by television, with a...

Khmer Rouge

This Communist movement in Cambodia (Kampuchea) was formed in the 1960s and controlled the country between 1974 and 1978. The Khmer Rouge was responsible...

Boy, Did I Get A Wrong Number! (1966)

The divine Didi (Elke Sommer), a European actress known more for her bubble bath scenes than for her acting, decides she wants to be...