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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...

President Nixon's Ill-Fated White House Palace Uniforms

October 8, 2021

When Richard Nixon took the Oval Office in 1969, he decided the White House uniformed Guard desperately needed a makeover. The 37th President came to this concl...

The Unforgettable '86 Masters: Jack Nicklaus' Victory L...

September 30, 2021

The Masters Tournament held in Augusta, Georgia owns some of the most memorable moments in the history of golf. Of course, probably the most indelible of all...

Mother Teresa Wins The 1979 Nobel Prize

September 18, 2021

Mother Teresa accompanied by children at her mission in Calcutta, India (Photo by Tim Graham/Corbis via Getty Images) For an individual to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the ...

Barbara Walters: Changing The Face Of Television News

September 10, 2021

American broadcast journalist Barbara Walters looks at film negatives with an unidentified man behind the scenes at NBC Studios, New York, New York, 1966. (Photo by ...

President Lyndon Johnson's War On Poverty

September 8, 2021

On January 8, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared his war on poverty. As he proclaimed during his Union address, "Our aim is not only to relieve the symptoms of poverty, ...

The Accomplished Life of Thurgood Marshall

August 21, 2021

The slow disassembling of America’s racism owes a great deal of gratitude to one man, not Martin Luther King Jr., but Thurgood Marshall. The lawyer, activist, and eventual S...

1984 Summer Olympics: Mary Lou Retton Was The First Ame...

August 11, 2021

In 1980, the United States and 64 other countries boycotted the Moscow Olympics. In reaction, the Soviet Union and some of its allies boycotted the 1984 game...

August 5, 1962: The Tragic Overdose And Death Of Marily...

August 5, 2021

At 3 a.m., on August 5, 1962, Eunice Murray noticed that the light was still on in Marilyn Monroe’s bedroom. Murray, the housekeeper, called Monroe’s psychia...

Morganna "The Kissing Bandit"

July 9, 2021

Morganna Roberts love of baseball started when her grandfather took her to see a game in Louisville, her birthplace, and she was so connected to the sport that she even met her future hu...

The Sting: Facts And Trivia About The 1974 Best Picture...

June 15, 2021

When someone says Paul Newman and Robert Redford, most people immediately think of “Butch Cassiday and the Sundance Kid.” However, their 1973’s “The Sting” g...

Bikini Of The '60s: Raquel Welch's Fur Two-piece From '...

June 13, 2021

Perhaps the most enjoyable way to view history is through the tiny sheer lens of the bikini. From Brigitte Bardot in “Girl in the Bikini” to Halle Berry in “...

Muffler Men: Roadside Giants Of The '60s Who Still Watc...

June 11, 2021

On roads across the United States and Canada, fiberglass giants keep watch over the landscape. One of them, named Dave, watches Salem Street in Groveland, Ma...

Yul Brynner, Hollywood's Original Sexy Bald Man: Facts ...

May 20, 2021

Yul Brynner in The Ten Commandments, 1956 (Photo by Herbert Dorfman/Corbis via Getty Images) Before Yul Brynner, the saying, “bald is beautiful” never existed...

Carolyn Jones: Morticia Addams, Elvis Co-Star And Oscar...

May 4, 2021

Carolyn Jones will forever be known as Morticia Addams, the matriarch of The Addams Family. However, Jones had a long career that lasted for most her young l...

Velvet Underground's Nico, A Chelsea Girl From Germany

April 17, 2021

CIRCA 1967: Singer and entertainer Nico poses for a portrait session in circa 1967. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) The model, singer and actress Ni...

Marsha Hunt: Mick Jagger's 'Brown Sugar' Inspiration, T...

April 15, 2021

Singer, actress and model Marsha Hunt, 21st August 1969. (Photo by McCarthy/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Marsha Hunt didn't write "Brown Sugar" ...

Photos From The Groovy Era That Are Too Hot For TV

April 6, 2021

Take our word for it, you're going to want to look closely at these beautiful photos from the groovy era. Each one of these rare photos from another time has more than ju...

Debbie Reynolds: 'Singin In The Rain' Actress Who Was C...

April 1, 2021

It's an understatement to say that Debbie Reynolds was a major Hollywood star. As close to a literal rags to riches story as you can find in the groovy era, ...

Diana Ross: Young Supreme Hit Maker, Then And Now

March 26, 2021

Posed studio portrait of Diana Ross circa 1970. (Photo by RB/Redferns) Diana Ross, born and bred in Detroit, came to fame as the lead singer of Motown’s number one gro...

Who Was Fela Kuti And Why Is He Headed For The Rock Hal...

March 23, 2021

Fela Kuti live at The Academy, Brixton, London 1983 (Photo by David Corio/Redferns) The late Fela Kuti, inventor of the Afrobeat genre of music, emerged from ...

Mamie van Doren, Bad-Girl Blonde Of '50s Cult Cinema, T...

February 24, 2021

Peruse Mamie Van Doren's filmography -- Untamed Youth (1957), High School Confidential (1958), Born Reckless (1958), Girls Town (1959), Vice Raid (1960), Sex...

The 'Jamaica Girl' Poster: Story Of The Best Tourism Im...

February 8, 2021

Could poster of a girl in a wet t-shirt make Jamaica an appealing tourist destination? Well it was worth a try. In 1972, Sintra Bronte waded into the water o...

Mikhail Baryshnikov: How A Ballet Dancer Became A Cold ...

January 27, 2021

Russian-born American ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov with hair and makeup crew during the American Ballet Theatre's production of 'Other Dances,' New York, N...

Steve Prefontaine: A Runner's Tragedy And The '70s Jogg...

January 25, 2021

15 Sep 1972: Steve Prefontaine of the USA in action during a track and field event at Crystal Palace in London, England. Photo by Tony Duffy /Allsport Steve P...

Who Was Shirley Chisholm? The Black Woman Who Ran For P...

January 24, 2021

First black woman elected to U.S. Congress, first woman to seek the Democratic party's nomination for President, first black American to run for President --...

Benny Hill: British Comedy That Americans Embraced

January 21, 2021

British Comedian and Writer Benny Hill Being chased by his 'Hill's Angels' in the famous closing sequence of 'The Benny Hill Show'. (Photoshot/Getty Images) On The Be...

Betty White: Stories Of The Funniest Old Lady In Hollyw...

January 17, 2021

Betty White in 1954 (Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images) A Golden Girl and a game show MVP, Betty White has lived the lo...

Helen Mirren: Young Shakespearean Vixen And Screen Quee...

January 15, 2021

Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra being performed by the National Youth Theatre and the Old Vic in London, 6th September 1965. Starring actress Helen Mirren, 1...

How Johnny Cash Went To (Folsom) Prison And Changed Eve...

January 13, 2021

Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison just about saved Johnny Cash. By the mid-'60s, the country music legend wasn't as popular as he'd once been. He was ready to tur...

Billy Jack: Tom Laughlin's 'Half-Breed' Action Hero

January 11, 2021

Tom Laughlin (1931 - 2013) as Billy Jack in the 1971 film 'Billy Jack', which he also wrote and directed. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) Billy Jack...

1969: Joe Namath Guarantees A Super Bowl Victory For Hi...

January 9, 2021

New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath (12) looking on as he led the Jets to a 16-7 victory over the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III on 1/12/1969 at the Orange ...

Nena Von Schlebrugge: Uma Thurman's Mom And '60s Icon, ...

January 8, 2021

Model Nena von Schlebrugge wearing a blue suit with three-quarter-length sleeves, gloves and a Persian lamb beret and matching scarf, circa 1961. (Photo by John...

Candle In The Wind: Elton John's Tribute To Marilyn Mon...

December 29, 2020

What did Marilyn Monroe and Princess Diana have in common? Apart from Elton John's "Candle In The Wind," nothing -- Monroe was a celebrity sex symbol whose l...

Iman, Somali Supermodel And Former Mrs. David Bowie, Th...

December 27, 2020

Vogue 1977: Model, Iman, wearing a bandeau top with frilled edges and long gold-embroidered skirt by Yves Saint Laurent. (Photo by Kourken Pakchanian/Conde Nast...

How Phil Donahue Invented Daytime Talk Show TV

December 21, 2020

In 1967, The Phil Donahue Show premiered on a local Dayton, Ohio, television channel and for the next 20 plus years the talk show introduced audiences to a ton of cultur...

Charley Pride: Stories Of A Barrier-Breaking Country Mu...

December 20, 2020

CIRCA 1970: Photo of Charley Pride Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Charley Pride was a country music legend, not only because he was the first bla...

Lee Remick: 'Days Of Wine And Roses' And 'Omen' Star Bi...

December 14, 2020

From her debut in A Face In The Crowd in 1957, Lee Remick was clearly a big star, which she would soon prove in films like Anatomy Of A Murder (1959) and Day...

Dionne Warwick, Twitter Phenom: The 'Say A Little Praye...

December 12, 2020

Dionne Warwick Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images With hit singles like "Walk On By" and "Say A Little Prayer," Dionne Warwick emerged as one of the ...

Million Dollar Quartet: Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkin...

December 4, 2020

L-R Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley (sitting), Johnny Cash - The Million Dollar Quartet - group shot at Sun Studios (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns)...

Brooke Shields, Calvin Klein's Controversial Lolita: Th...

November 19, 2020

Brooke Shields, as the young star of the films Pretty Baby, The Blue Lagoon and Endless Love, and as a model in TV and print ads for Calvin Klein jeans, walk...

1966: Buzz Aldrin Invents The 'Space Selfie' On Gemini ...

November 12, 2020

Taking the first "space selfie" in 1966 isn't Astronaut Buzz Aldrin's only claim to fame (he did walk on the Moon, after all), but it's an ever more relevant...

Patti Smith: 'Horses' And The Life Of A Garage-Rock Pun...

November 10, 2020

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 09: Patti Smith posed in Amsterdam, Netherlands on October 09 1976 (Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns) Patti Smith, punk p...

Jean Shrimpton: The 'Most Beautiful Girl' Of The '60s (...

November 7, 2020

Glamour 1965: Model Jean Shrimpton wearing shrimp-colored suede suit with cardigan jacket by Viola Sylbert for Highlander Sportswear, black straw hat by Emme Bo...

John Wayne: Biography Of America's Greatest Star (Warts...

October 29, 2020

1969: John Wayne accepts his Best Actor Oscar from singer and actress Barbara Streisand. Wayne won for his role in "True Grit." STAFF/AFP via Getty Images Joh...

Barbra Streisand: Facts And Stories About Hollywood's D...

October 19, 2020

From her 1968 film debut Funny Girl through such major '70s hits as The Owl And The Pussycat, The Way We Were, and A Star Is Born, Barbra Streisand became an...

Groovy Photos Captured More Than Expected

October 16, 2020

There are certain people in history who deserve a closer look and we've gathered them all here for your viewing pleasure. This hand picked collection of the most beautiful women ...

Linda Vaughn, First Lady Of Motorsports And Race Queen,...

October 8, 2020

1968 NHRA Winternationals - Pomona. Linda Vaughn, Miss Hurst Golden Shifter, poses with Hurst's Jack Duffy, Vice President of Public Relations. (Photo by Bob Sw...

1979: Mean Joe Greene Sells Coke With His Sweaty Footba...

October 1, 2020

"Hey kid, catch." Those immortal words changed Mean Joe Greene from a bruising, merciless defensive tackle to an international super star and Coca-Cola spoke...

Gloria Steinem Got Her Start As An Undercover Playboy B...

September 30, 2020

Gloria Steinem on the job as a Playboy Bunny. Source: Getty Images / Bettmann / Contributor In 1963, Gloria Steinem's expose "A Bunny's Tale," was published i...

Christopher Reeve, Superman: How The Role Nobody Could ...

September 25, 2020

Few casting choices can touch Christopher Reeve as Superman in the 1978 film of the same name. Could the DC Comics blockbuster have succeeded with Robert Red...

Betty Brosmer: Young Pinup And Fitness Queen, Then And ...

September 11, 2020

Betty Brosmer might not be a household name, but in her day, her face and figure were inescapable. As a successful pinup model in the '50s, she graced magazi...

James Bond's Pussy Galore: Honor Blackman Stories And B...

August 22, 2020

Left: Honor Blackman in 'Goldfinger,' 1964. Right: Blackman in an undated publicity photo. Sources: RDB/ullstein bild via Getty Images; eBay "My name is Pussy...

Bettie Page Story: The Fetish And Fashion Icon's Strang...

August 12, 2020

Bettie Page left an indelible mark on popular culture -- first as an in-demand model and later as a symbol or template of the mid-century American good girl/...

Carl Lewis, The Dominant But Unloved Athlete Of The '80...

August 4, 2020

Carl Lewis holds the American flag after winning the 100m Men's final in 9:99, at the Los Angeles Olympic games, on August 04, 1984. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo b...

How Young Martha Stewart Became The Ultimate American H...

August 3, 2020

Caterer Martha Stewart outside in backyard with her pet Persian cat perched on her shoulder, 1980. (Photo by Arthur Schatz/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty ...

When Charles Married Diana: Facts And Trivia About The ...

July 29, 2020

Newlyweds Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer share the famous kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, after ceremony. Source: Bettmann / Contributor via Ge...

Young Faye Dunaway: 'Bonnie And Clyde's Bonnie, Then An...

July 25, 2020

Left: Faye Dunaway on the set of 'Bonnie and Clyde,' directed by Arthur Penn. Right: Dunaway in 'The Happening.' Sources: Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Imag...

Behind The Scenes With Hollywood's Grooviest Stars

July 24, 2020

Whether you’re a super spy for the British government or a campy television star who spends all day dressed like a bat, at some point you’ve got to relax and have a littl...

What Happened The Night Natalie Wood Died? Facts And Th...

July 20, 2020

Natalie Wood, star of Rebel Without A Cause, West Side Story, and Splendor In The Grass, died in the water off Catalina Island on November 29, 1981. But how,...

Hunter S. Thompson: Stories And Quotes From The '70s Go...

July 18, 2020

Known for his seminal works like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Hell’s Angels, Hunter S. Thompson was a journalist (or "gonzo journalist") who was down f...

La Dolce Anita Ekberg: The Swedish Siren's Life In Pict...

July 15, 2020

Swedish actress Anita Ekberg sitting by a mirror in a red satin dress and a sequinned devil-horn cap, circa 1956. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Arch...

What Changed Richard Simmons? The 'Fat People Die Young...

July 12, 2020

Richard Simmons has been a flamboyant fitness evangelist for over four decades. What makes him such a tireless fanatic? A near-death experience -- if only a ...

Who's In The '27 Club'? List Of The Famous Who Died You...

July 3, 2020

Cool people like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison may be members, but the 27 Club is one of the few institutions of fame that no one in their righ...

Karen Black, From 'Easy Rider' and 'Five Easy Pieces' T...

July 1, 2020

Karen Black and Kris Kristofferson in 'Cisco Pike,' 1971. (Photo by John Springer Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images) Fans of cult cinema from the 1960...

Why Did Cher And Gregg Allman Get Married?

June 30, 2020

Cher with Gregg Allman circa 1978. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) Cher married Gregg Allman in 1975, and they stayed together through 1979. People forget that,...

Barbie: Doll Of Empowerment, Or Oppression? Biography A...

June 26, 2020

Barbie dolls dressed in a variety of costumes are part of the huge inventory at KittyÕs Collectables in Laguna Beach. Owner Kitty Stuart is one of the largest v...

Mr. Center Square: Paul Lynde's Strange Celebrity Story

June 13, 2020

Television in the 1960s and ‘70s wouldn’t be the same without Paul Lynde, the beloved, sassy comic actor who was best known for his work as the center square on...

Jacques Cousteau: His 'Undersea World' Made Us All Want...

June 11, 2020

Jacques Cousteau circa 1971. Source: Bettmann / Contributor / Getty Images Jacques Cousteau was to oceans what Neil Degrasse Tyson is to astronomy, only mores...

Bjorn Borg, Tennis' Stylish Iceman: Facts And Biography

June 6, 2020

July 4, 1981: Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe before the start of the men's singles final at Wimbledon (Photo by S&G/PA Images via Getty Images) Swedish tennis champ...

Remember The 'Hippie Van?' The VW Microbus At Woodstock...

June 4, 2020

View of a Volkswagon van painted by Florida-based artist 'Scramble' and modeled after psychedelic art from the 1960s, mid 1990s. (Photo by Blank Archives/Getty ...

Did Barbara Walters Ask Katharine Hepburn What Tree She...

June 2, 2020

987: (L-R) Katharine Hepburn, Barbara Walters on '20/20' on Sept. 18th. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images) “If you were a tree what kind of tr...

Groovy Colorized Photos That Finally Capture It All

June 1, 2020

History is full of moments that you’ll miss if you don’t look closer. You may have seen these photos in their original black and white form, but when you see them in col...

Frank Sinatra's Death: The Aftermath, And How Seinfeld ...

May 14, 2020

The night Frank Sinatra died, America was busy watching Seinfeld. It was May 14, 1998, and Ol' Blue Eyes was going to the great Vegas showroom in the sky, bu...

Fred Astaire: Biography, Things You Didn't Know, Trivia...

May 10, 2020

Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth in a publicity portrait issued for the film, 'You Were Never Lovelier', 1942. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) ...

David Attenborough: Biography Of The Voice Of 'Planet E...

May 8, 2020

David Attenborough gets a closer look at an Australian pygmy goanna. August 15, 1984. (Photo by Julian Kevin Zakaras/Fairfax Media via Getty Images). David At...

Audrey Hepburn: Young, Old, And Living Life To The Full...

May 4, 2020

circa 1957: Headshot of Belgian-born actor Audrey Hepburn (1929 - 1993), wearing a strapless dress, holding her white-gloved hands near to her face. (Photo by H...

Bianca Jagger: Human Rights Activist, Actress, And Muse

May 2, 2020

Bianca Jagger and Andy Warhol at a gala in Honor of George Cukor - April 30, 1978. Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images The name Bianca J...

Barbara Walters: The First Woman Nightly News Anchor Ev...

April 22, 2020

For over 50 years, Barbara Walters was a familiar face on TV news, starting with The Today Show, and continuing through the ABC Evening News, 20/20, and The ...

Grace Slick Tried Dosing Nixon With 600mg of LSD, But H...

April 20, 2020

Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane went to the White House in 1970 with a plan: slip President Richard Nixon a dose of LSD. Slick was a powerful woman in the ...