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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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Twilights, The

In terms of style, musicianship and songwriting ability (if not success) Adelaide's favourite sons The Twilights were the closest thing Australia had to overseas...

Great Space Coaster, The

1 9 8 1 - 1 9 8 6 (USA) A kid's fantasy/variety show about three friends - Francine, Danny, and Roy - who leave Earth...

Fatal Attraction (1987)

Michael Douglas made two films in 1987 that hit a nerve and captured the prevailing respective cultural sentiments of "Greed is good" and "Sex...

Waiting For God

1 9 9 0 - 1 9 9 4 (UK) 47 x 30 minute episodes Stephanie Cole and Graham Crowden starred in the adventures of two geriatric...

Private Lessons (1981)

Sylvia Kristel takes her notoriety as princess of soft-porn in European erotica such as Emmanuelle (1974) for an American makeover in this suggestive fantasy which has teenager...

Langoliers, The

1 9 9 5 (USA) This two-part television film based on the novella by Stephen King and directed by Tom Holland presents a small group of...

Bandana

A simple cotton handkerchief, or sometimes just a crude cut of cloth, the bandana first became associated with the Old West. The cloth neckerchief...

Artists And Models (1954)

Artists and Models, which provided the Dean Martin-Jerry Lewis duo with its finest screen hour, is a dizzily self-reflexive play on movie illusion. Eugene Fullstack...