On this day…in 1959

On this day in 1959, the first Barbie doll goes on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City. Eleven inches tall, with a waterfall of blond hair, Barbie was the first mass-produced toy doll in the United States with adult features. The woman behind Barbie was Ruth Handler, who co-founded Mattel, Inc. … [Read the full story]

Robin Gibb in hospital with liver cancer

Robin Gibb, aged 61, was told the sad news that he has liver cancer several months ago, and has since cancelled several public appearances. He was rushed to hospital this week following a call for the emergency services from his home. He spent five hours in hospital on Tuesday before being allowed back home, where … [Read the full story]