Two youth movements, one looming global conflagration and a series of exchange trips that remain almost unbelievable have inspired a play by Taggart creator Glenn Chandler.
In 1961 President John F Kennedy had insisted America was capable of “before this decade is out, landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth”.
A full 10 years before Neil Armstrong put his first bootprint on the lunar surface, the Soviets had been pulling off all sorts of feats in space.
This week the world is looking back at the first moon landing, which took place 50 years ago.
This summer, the world celebrates a special anniversary for something out of this world.
He treated his cars so well they lasted longer than everyone else’s – but he still left them all trailing.
Fifty years ago, the gruesome murders carried out by the followers of Charles Manson sparked revulsion and fear in Hollywood.
In an age of powerful songs and brilliant hit singles, My Way stood head and shoulders above most.
When Sir Ringo Starr blows out the candles at his 79th birthday on Sunday, he can look back on a great life.
When Neil Armstrong became the first person to plant his foot on the lunar surface, he famously proclaimed it as a giant leap for mankind.
Things are not, we are often told, what they used to be. For holidays, at least, that is certainly true.