In February 1964 British pop group The Beatles were met by hysterical crowds in the USA.
On 7 February 1964, British pop group The Beatles were met by hysterical crowds when their plane landed in the USA. Judith Kristen was one of the thousands of teenage girls at the airport that day. Hear her memories of Beatlemania. Photo: AP
Witness: The Heyday of Somali Music
The remarkable story of Maryam Mursal, one of the superstars of 1970s Somali music .
The Heyday of Somali Music
The fall and rise of Maryam Mursal, who was one of the superstars of Somali music in the 1970s. Musicians were employed by Siad Barre's socialist state and were seen as crucial to nation-building. But many fell foul of the regime, and Maryam was one...
Witness: Russia's First DJ
Russia's first radio DJ, Seva Novgorodsev, went on air at the height of the Cold War
Russia's First DJ
Russia's first radio DJ, Seva Novgorodsev, went on air on the BBC Russian Service in 1977, at the height of the Cold War. Over the years, his pop music shows gained millions of fans throughout the Soviet Union. For many Russians, his name became...
Witness: The Auschwitz Cellist
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Witness: Uri Geller and the Bending Spoon
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Witness: Bertrand Russell
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Witness: World's First Civil Union
In 1989 Denmark became the first country to celebrate same-sex civil unions.
Witness: The Death of James Dean
On September 30th 1955 the Hollywood film star crashed his car and died.
Witness: The Taliban take Kabul
In Sept 1996 the Taliban took over the Afghan capital, and one of the first thing they did was to kill former communist president, Dr Najibullah.
Witness: Sinking of the 'Joola'
The 2002 ferry disaster off Senegal with the loss of over 1800 lives
Witness: The Cuban Five
In September 1998 five Cuban spies were arrested in Miami by the FBI.
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Witness: The World's First Hand Transplant
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Witness: The Fall of Bokassa
In September 1979 the Central African dictator was pushed from power by French troops.
Witness: Black September
In September 1970 the Jordanian military took up arms against the Palestinian Liberation Organisation and its fighters.
South Africa invades Lesotho
In 1998 South Africa sent troops into Lesotho to quell opposition protests, many died in the ensuing violence.
Witness: Los Topos - Mexico's Earthquake Rescuers
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