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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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Black Crowes, The

In 1990, as The Black Crowes released their debut album, American rock was in the midst of change. Heavy Metal was now well into...

Capri Pants

By the 1950s, Italy had already influenced the short pin curl cut, the stand-up collar on crisp cotton shirts, and now the slim calf-length...

Foxy Brown (1974)

"Foxy's in town, so gather 'round and watch a real shake down. 'Cause she's got drive and that ain't jive. She don't bother to...

Dickie Pride

Richard Charles Kneller was born in Thornton Heath, Surrey. After leaving school he tried a wide variety of jobs including stonemason's assistant, spraypainter, electric...

Hot Rod Rumble (1957)

The scene is a party somewhere in teenland: Big Arnie (Richard Hartunian) is uncouth and dresses flashy. His chick, Terri (Leigh Snowden,) tells him...

Co-co

This six-piece band represented the United Kingdom in the 1978 Eurovision Song Contest at the Palais de Congrès in Paris, with the song The Bad...

Barbara Mason

As an 18-year-old in 1965, Barbara Mason captured the innocent stirrings of adolescence on the self-penned Yes I'm Ready, a US #3 R&B hit which...

Stagecoach West

1 9 6 0 - 1 9 6 1 (USA) 38 x 60 minute episodes Luke Perry (Wayne Rogers) and Simon Kane (Robert Bray) ran a stagecoach...