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Anniversary of For Your Eyes Only première [1981]

June 24th, 2019 by

For Your Eyes Only premièred at the Odeon Leicester Square on 24 June 1981.

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Anniversary of Octopussy & The Living Daylights publication in UK [1966]

June 23rd, 2019 by

Ian Fleming’s 14th and final James Bond book, Octopussy & The Living Daylights, was first published in the UK on 23rd June 1966 by Jonathan Cape. When originally published it consisted of two short stories about James Bond. The Living Daylights in particular stands out as a taught mini thriller. Current editions of the book also […]

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World Martini Day

June 19th, 2019 by

World Martini Day is celebrated every year on 19th June. So, whether you like it made from vodka or gin, shaken or stirred, today is the day to celebrate the iconic cocktail. In Live And Let Die (1954), 007 instructs Solitaire to mix martinis from six parts vodka to one part vermouth. Another option is […]

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Birthday of Louis Jourdan from Octopussy [1921]

June 19th, 2019 by

Louis Jourdan, who played Kamal Khan in Octopussy was born in Marseille, France on 19th June 1921. Photo: Louis Jourdan in Madame Bovary trailer. Licensed under Public Domain.

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Birthday of Barbara Broccoli [1960]

June 18th, 2019 by

James Bond co-producer Barbara Broccoli was born in Los Angeles on 18th June 1960. The daughter of Cubby and Dana Broccoli is half-sister to Michael G Wilson with whom she shares co-producer credits on the recent James Bond films. The first Bond film she worked on was The Spy Who Loved Me, after which she […]

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Anniversary of US publication of Jeffery Deaver’s ‘Carte Blanche’ [2011]

June 14th, 2019 by

Jeffery Deaver’s 007 continuation novel, Carte Blanche, was published in the United States by Simon & Schuster on 14th June 2011.

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Anniversary of Jimmy Dean’s death [2010]

June 13th, 2019 by

Jimmy Dean, who appeared in Diamonds Are Forever (1971) as billionaire Willard Whyte, died on 13th June 2010 at the age of 81. As well as a small number of television and film roles, Dean was known as a country music singer, TV host and founded the Jimmy Dean sausage brand with his brother.

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Anniversary of UK premiere of Licence To Kill [1989]

June 13th, 2019 by

Timothy Dalton’s second James Bond film premièred in London at the Odeon Leicester Square on 13th June 1989.

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Anniversary of UK premiere of You Only Live Twice [1967]

June 12th, 2019 by

Sean Connery’s fifth outing as 007 premièred at the Odeon Leicester Square on 12th June 1967.

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Birthday of Luciana Paluzzi from Thunderball [1937]

June 10th, 2019 by

Luciana Paluzzi, who played Fiona Volpe in Thunderball, was born in Rome on 10th June 1937. Photo: Luciana Paluzzi by Enerzone. Licensed under Public Domain.

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