The James Bond Franchise in History

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961-11-22 Producers Albert Broccoli & Harry Saltzman announce expensive publicity campaign to make Sean Connery (James Bond) a star

  • 1962-10-05 "Dr. No", 1st James Bond film based on the novel by Ian Fleming and starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress, premieres in London
  • 1963-10-10 "From Russia With Love" 2nd James Bond film based on a novel by Ian Fleming, starring Sean Connery and Daniela Bianchi, premieres in London
  • 1964-12-17 "Goldfinger", 3rd James Bond film, starring Sean Connery and Honor Blackman premieres in London
  • 1965-12-29 "Thunderball", 4th James Bond film starring Sean Connery and Claudine Auger premieres in Tokyo

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967-04-19 "Casino Royale" James Bond comedy film starring David Niven and Peter Sellers premieres. Based on the Ian Fleming novel.

Actor David Niven
Actor
David Niven
Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
  • 1967-06-12 "You Only Live Twice", 5th James Bond film starring Sean Connery, screenplay by Roald Dahl, premieres in London
  • 1969-12-18 "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", 6th James Bond Film starring George Lazenby and Diana Rigg, premieres in London
  • 1971-12-17 "Diamonds are Forever", 7th James Bond film, last starring Sean Conner, also starring Jill St. John is 1st released in West Germany
  • 1973-06-27 "Live & Let Die", 8th James Bond Film, 1st to star Roger Moore, also starring Jane Seymour, 1st released in the US

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1974-12-19 "The Man with the Golden Gun", 9th James Bond film, starring Roger Moore, Britt Ekland and Christopher Lee, premieres in London

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1977-07-07 "The Spy Who Loved Me", 10th James Bond film starring Roger Moore and Barbara Bach, premieres in London

Actress Barbara Bach
Actress
Barbara Bach
  • 1979-06-26 "Moonraker", 11th James Bond film starring Roger Moore, premieres in London
  • 1981-06-24 "For Your Eyes Only", 12th James Bond, starring Roger Moore and 1st drected by John Glen premieres in London
  • 1983-06-06 "Octopussy", 13th James Bond film, starring Roger Moore, Maud Adams and Louis Jourdan premieres in London

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1985-05-22 "A View to a Kill", 14th James Bond film, last to star Roger Moore, also starring Grace Jones and Christopher Walken, premieres in San Francisco

  • 1987-06-27 "Living Daylights", 15th James Bond film, 1st film to star Timothy Dalton premieres in London
  • 1989-06-13 "Licence to Kill", 16th James Bond film, last directed by John Glen and starring Timothy Dalton premieres in London
  • 1993-11-02 Actor Roger Moore (James Bond) has his enlarged prostate removed

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1995-11-13 "GoldenEye", 17th James Bond film, starring Pierce Brosnan for the first time and Judi Dench as M, released

  • 1997-12-09 "Tomorrow Never Dies", 18th James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan and Michelle Yeoh, premieres in London
  • 1999-11-08 "The World is Not Enough" 19th James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan, Robert Carlyle and Denise Richards premieres in Los Angeles
  • 2002-11-20 "Die Another Day", 20th James Bond film released, directed by Lee Tamahori, starring Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry
  • 2006-11-14 "Casino Royale", 21st James Bond film premieres in London, starring Daniel Craig for the 1st time and Eva Green, premieres in London
  • 2008-10-29 "Quantum of Solace" 22nd James Bond film starring Daniel Craig and Olga Kurylenko, premieres in London
  • 2012-10-23 "Skyfall", 23rd James Bond film, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem premieres in London
  • 2015-10-26 "Spectre", 24th James Bond film, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig premieres in London

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1897-01-23 Sir William Samuel Stephenson, Canadian soldier, W.W.II codename, Intrepid. Inspiration for James Bond. (d. 1989)
  • 1908-01-10 Bernard Lee, English actor (M in James Bond movies), born in London, England
  • 1908-05-28 Ian Lancaster Fleming, author (James Bond novels), born in London, England
  • 1909-04-05 Alberto Romero "Cubby" Broccoli, American film producer (James Bond), born in NYC, New York
  • 1911-03-11 Sir Fitzroy Maclean, Scottish diplomat soldier politician, author and an inspiration for Ian Fleming's James Bond, born in Cairo
  • 1911-03-23 Charles Joseph A Russhon, USAF lt col/liaison (James Bond films)
  • 1914-08-07 Ted Moore, South Africa, cinematographer (James Bond)
  • 1917-04-16 Barry Nelson, American actor, first actor to play James Bond, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • 1921-02-05 Ken Adam, British film production designer (James Bond sets), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1925-12-04 Maurice Binder, American photographer/film titler (James Bond), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1930-08-25 Sean Connery, actor (James Bond films), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

  • 1933-03-31 Bob Simmons, Fulham England, stuntman (double for James Bond)
  • 1939-09-05 George Lazenby, Goulburn Australia, actor (OHMSS-James Bond)
  • 1946-03-21 Timothy Dalton, North Wales, actor (James Bond films)
  • 1968-03-02 Daniel Craig, English actor (James Bond films), born in Chester

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1952-03-24 Author of 'James Bond' novels, journalist and secret intelligence agent Ian Fleming marries Anne Geraldine Charteris
  • 1953-07-06 "James Bond" actor Roger Moore (25) weds Welsh singer Dorothy Squires (38) in Jersey City

HeartWedding of Interest

2001-08-04 "James Bond" actor Pierce Brosnan (49) weds TV host and journalist Keely Shaye Smith (37) at the 785-year-old Ballintubber Abbey in County Mayo, Ireland

HeartWedding of Interest

2011-06-22 British actor best known as British secret agent "James Bond" Daniel Craig (43) weds film and theatre actress Rachel Weisz (41) at a private ceremony in New York

Actress Rachel Weisz
Actress
Rachel Weisz

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1964-08-12 Ian L Fleming, British journalist/writer (James Bond), dies at 56
  • 1982-06-26 Charles Russhon, USAF lt col/liaison for James Bond films, dies at 71
  • 1991-04-09 Maurice Binder, title designer (James Bond Movies), dies at 73
  • 1996-06-15 Sir Fitzroy Maclean, Ist Baronet, Scottish adventurer, soldier, writer and politician and an inspiration for Ian Flemings James Bond, dies at 85
  • 2003-10-14 Patrick Dalzel-Job, English soldier and inspiration for James Bond (b. 1913)
  • 2016-03-10 Ken Adam, British film production designer (James Bond sets), dies at 95