You Only Live Twice

Birthday of Tetsurô Tanba from You Only Live Twice [1922]

July 17th, 2019 by

Tetsurô Tanba, who played Tiger Tanaka in You Only Live Twice, was born in Tokyo, Japan on 17th July 1922.

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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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Anniversary of You Only Live Twice publication in UK [1964]

March 16th, 2019 by

Ian Fleming’s 12th James Bond book, You Only Live Twice, was first published in the UK on 16th March 1964 by Jonathan Cape. Following the murder of Tracy shortly after their marriage, James Bond is sent to Japan on what M believes will be a straightforward assignment. However, there he discovers his arch-nemesis, Ernst Stavro […]

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Birthday of 007 editor and director Peter Hunt [1925]

March 11th, 2019 by

The editor of the early James Bond films and director of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Peterf Hunt, was born on 11th March 1925 in London. Hunt was editor on the first four Bond films and introduced a fast paced style that helps lend a unique style to the series. On You Only Live Twice he directed […]

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Anniversary of Lewis Gilbert’s death [2018]

February 23rd, 2019 by

Lewis Gilbert, who directed Sean Connery in You Only Live Twice (1967) and two Roger Moore films, died in Monaco on 23rd February 2018 at the age of 97. When Gilbert returned to the series he essentially remade the fifth Bond film twice, with The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)and Moonraker (1979).

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Birthday of You Only Live Twice actress Karin Dor [1938]

February 22nd, 2019 by

German actress Karin Dor, who played Helga Brandt in You Only Live Twice, was born in Wiesbaden on 22nd February 1938.

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Anniversary of Donald Pleasence’s death [1995]

February 2nd, 2019 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, 2019 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 Mie Hama from You Only Live Twice [1943]

November 20th, 2018 by

Mie Hama, who played Kissy Suzuki in You Only Live Twice was born in Tokyo on 20th November 1943.

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Birthday of Teru Shimada from You Only Live Twice [1905]

November 17th, 2018 by

Teru Shimada, who played Mr Osato in You Only Live Twice was born in Mito, Japan on 17th November 1905.

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