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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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Village Of The Damned (1960)

This low-budget, well-made and chilling film - based on John Wyndham's novel The Midwich Cuckoos - proves beyond a doubt that good movies need not be...

Blazing Saddles (1974)

The movie which made motion picture history by introducing farting to the big screen. Rescued from a railroad-gang, Black Bart (Cleavon Little) is appointed sheriff...

Star Blazers

1 9 7 9 (Japan/USA) 78 x 22 minute episodes In the year 2199, Earth is invaded by an extraterrestrial race from the dying planet Gamilon who...

Life Less Ordinary, A (1997)

O'Reilly (Holly Hunter) and Jackson (Delroy Lindo) are angels on assignment to make a love connection between Robert (Ewan McGregor), a scruffy, unemployed janitor,...

Marbles

The earliest marbles were actually round stones, nuts, fruit pits or fired pieces of clay and pottery. Some say they were found in the...

Circles, The

Fronted by singer and guitarist Mick Walker, this Wolverhampton based mod revival four-piece quickly built up a strong local following. The band signed to Graduate Records...

Def Leppard

Def Leppard formed in Sheffield, England in 1977 as Atomic Mass with original members Rick Savage, Pete Willis and Tony Kenning. Frontman Joe Elliot came...

Charro! (1969)

This abortive attempt at changing the lightweight movie image of Elvis Presley is a melodramatic and rather absurd Western featuring Elvis - tough and...