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Iran Hostage Crisis: From Its Origins To Its Aftermath

November 25, 2021

In an action which Jimmy Carter called an act of “blackmail,” on November 4, 1979, a group of militarized Iranian college students who belonged to the Muslim Stu...

The Largest Hydrogen Bomb Test In Human History That Literally Shook The World

November 11, 2021

The Cold War between America and the Soviet Union provoked more saber-rattling than “Game Of Thrones”. During that tense period, the two ...

The Greatest Race Horse Who Ever Lived: Secretariat

October 26, 2021

Outside of Pegasus and Mister Ed, Secretariat ranks as the most famous horse in history. Winner of 1973’s prestigious Triple Crown, Secretariat became the first horse in...

The Bloody Tet Offensive Marked A Turning Point In Vietnam

September 16, 2021

The Vietnam War bore witness to endless brutality but the Tet Offensive of 1968 probably saw the worst of it. On the most important holiday on the Vietnamese...

Son Of Sam And A Summer Of Terror

September 14, 2021

From the summers of 1976-1977, the young people of Queens and the Bronx were on edge. During this time period, David Berkowitz shot and killed six people and wounded seven more using...

The Crash of Delta Airlines Flight 723

July 29, 2021

On July 31, 1973, Delta Flight 723 left Burlington, Vermont on a scheduled domestic passenger flight to Logan International Airport in Boston. The plane, a Douglas twin-engine D...

How The 'Whipped Cream' Girl Sold 6 Million Herb Alpert Records

March 17, 2019

The 1965 album Whipped Cream & Other Delights by Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass was a hot seller, moving over 6 million units. It's a good album, without a...

'Love Means Never Having To Say You’re Sorry:' What Does The 'Love Story' Line Mean?

March 9, 2019

Ali MacGraw as Jennifer Cavalleri and Ryan O'Neal as Oliver Barrett IV in a scene from 'Love Story', directed by Arthur Hiller, 1970...

Bon Scott: The AC/DC Frontman's Real-Life Highway To Hell

March 8, 2019

Singer Bon Scott from Australian rock band AC/DC posed in a studio in London in August 1979. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns) Think of the great frontmen of ro...

Captain Marvel In The '70s: The Far-Out Epic Behind The Modern Movie

March 7, 2019

If you're looking to take in the latest heroic blockbuster, you might have wondered -- who is this Captain Marvel, and what does she have to do wit...

How Two Fighting Dinosaurs Sparked A 'Renaissance' In 1971

March 6, 2019

Dinosaurs do battle in a scene from the scientifically-inaccurate film 'One Million Years B.C.', 1966. Source: (Photo by 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images) Humans...

Steve Martin's “Well, Excu-u-use Me!” - A Catchphrase That Started His Career

March 5, 2019

Paul Natkin ArchiveSteve Martin on 7/22/78 in Chicago, Il. Source: (Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage) Steve Martin was always a performer...

Ringo Starr's $2M Drum And 10 Other Bank-Breaking '60s Artifacts

March 4, 2019

The most expensive rock 'n roll memorabilia from the '60s is a moving target -- it seems with each passing year, something new (well, 50 years old, act...

How 'Sea Hunt' Star Lloyd Bridges Got Funny In 'Airplane!'

March 2, 2019

A generation got to know Lloyd Bridges from Airplane!, the 1980 comedy film in which he played Steve McCroskey. But the generation before that already knew h...

How The Death Of James Dean Put Seat Belts In Our Cars

March 2, 2019

James Dean gives a thumbs-up sign from his Porsche 550 Spyder, the Little Bastard. Dean owned the car only nine days when he lost his life in a fatal highway accide...

Dennis Hopper: A Supporting Actor Who Stole The Show

January 19, 2019

He played Billy in Easy Rider, the Photojournalist in Apocalypse Now, Frank Booth in Blue Velvet, and Shooter in Hoosiers -- where do you rank the late Dennis Hopp...

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