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  • Inside the world of Stanley Kubrick - Six days after screening the final cut of his last movie, Eyes Wide Shut, for family and stars of the film, one of the movie industry's most acclaimed directors died in his sleep after suffering a heart attack. It was 20 years ago today that the curtain came down on the career of Stanley Kubrick,…
  • John Glenn: First American to orbit the Earth - It was 57 years ago today that the United States caught up with the Soviet Union in the space race... when John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth, circling it three times on 20 February 1962 during a five-hour mission, almost a year after Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin had become the first…
  • Bill Haley: Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll - On its first release in January 1955 it spent five weeks on top of the British charts, on it's second in April 1968 it reached number 20 and on a third release in March 1974 it got as high as number 12. In all it spent 57 weeks in the British charts and was the…
  • The Greatest: Muhammad Ali - Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, simply the greatest... known as Ali. Former world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali would have turned 77 today... but just under 30 months since he passed away on 3 June 2016 it's not his skill in the ring that's so greatly missed... it's all the other qualities…
  • Lurch: Ted Cassidy - At 6ft 9in tall there had to be a role for Ted Cassidy somewhere in Hollywood and he found it in one of the least talkative characters of the 1960s... a creepy butler by the name of Lurch, who tended to the needs of television's zaniest family, the Addamses. The Addams' loyal man servant, summoned…
  • Regis inspired a generation - A year ago today one of the greatest inspirations to a generation of black athletes passed away... he was only 59, but his impact on the world of football in Britain will be remembered for far longer than that. The third black player to line up for England after Nottingham Forest defender Viv Anderson and…
  • Rod Taylor - It's a pretty safe bet that most people, even many Australians, can count the number of male actors from the world's smallest continent who have made it big in Hollywood on two hands. So it'd come as no surprise that on the 89th anniversary of his birth not many people are talking about one of…
  • Cook looks down from the stars - On the 24th anniversary of his death today, it's weird to think that comedian Peter Cook is looking down on us from above... but in a way he actually is. Out in the asteroid belt, somewhere between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, among the numerous irregularly shaped bodies such as Ceres, Vesta, Pallas and…
  • Bowie: Man who revered ‘the King’ - If you're the 'King of Rock and Roll' you're bound to have inspired a few people with your music, but to shape-shifting British rock icon David Bowie, Elvis Presley meant a whole lot more. The pair were both Capricorns, born 12 years apart on 8 January. If they were still with us Bowie would be…
  • Stephen Hawking - Regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists to have lived, Stephen Hawking revolutionised the way we look at the cosmos and inspired a generation through his book, A Brief History of Time, which explored the origins and structure of the universe from the Big Bang to black holes. Today is the first anniversary…

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