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Birthday of Benicio del Toro from Licence To Kill [1967]

February 19th, 2018 by

Benicio del Toro, who played Dario in Licence To Kill (1989), was born in Puerto Rico on 19th February 1967.

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Anniversary of the death of James Bond the ornithologist [1989]

February 14th, 2018 by

The man whose name Ian Fleming appropriated when he named his fictional spy died on 14th February 1989 in Philadelphia. He was 89. The ornithologist’s book, A Field Guide to Birds of the West Indies, was first published in 1936 and for decades remained the authoritative text on the topic. Ian Fleming had a copy […]

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Anniversary of Louis Jourdan’s death [2015]

February 14th, 2018 by

Louis Jourdan, who played Kamal Khan in Octopussy (1983) opposite Roger Moore, died on 14th February 2015 at his home in Beverly Hills. The French actor was 93.

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Birthday of Tomorrow Never Dies singer Sheryl Crow [1962]

February 11th, 2018 by

Sheryl Crow, who sang the theme song for Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), was born in Missouri on 11th February 1962. As well as performing the song, Crow co-wrote it with Mitchell Froom, who also produced it.

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Birthday of The World Is Not Enough director Michael Apted [1941]

February 10th, 2018 by

Michael Apted, who directed Pierce Brosnan’s third Bond movie, was born in Aylesbury on 10th February 1941.

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Birthday of Walter Afanasieff, co-writer of Licence To Kill theme song [1958]

February 10th, 2018 by

Walter Afanasieff, who along with Narada Michael Walden composed the theme song for Licence To Kill (1989), was born on 10th February 1958 to Russian parents in São Paulo, Brazil. The song was performed by Gladys Knight.

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Anniversary of Donald Pleasence’s death [1995]

February 2nd, 2018 by

Donald Pleasence, who played Ernst Stavro Blofeld in You Only Live Twice (1967), died in France on 2nd February 1995 at the age of 75.

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Birthay of Leslie Bricusse [1931]

January 29th, 2018 by

Leslie Bricusse, who wrote the lyrics for the theme song for You Only Live Twice (1967), was born on 29th January 1931 in London. The song was performed by Nancy Sinatra with music by John Barry.

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Birthday of Alan Cumming from Goldeneye [1965]

January 27th, 2018 by

Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming, who played Boris Grishenko in Goldeneye (1995), was born on 27th January 1965 in the Scottish town of Aberfeldy.

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Birthday of Alicia Keys [1981]

January 25th, 2018 by

Alicia Keys, who with Jack White wrote and performed Another Way To Die, the theme song for Quantum of Solace (2008), was born on 25th January 1981 in New York.

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