Roundup of 007/Ian Fleming-related anniversaries this year

We’ve noted some of these and skipped others. In any case, this is proving to be quite the year for notable James Bond and/or Ian Fleming-related anniversaries. Here’s a recap:

April: 100th anniversary of the birth of 007 producer Albert R. “Cubby Broccoli.

May: 100th anniversary of the birth of 007 screenwriter Richard Maibuam

June: 30th anniversary of Moonraker’s premier
20th anniversary of Licence to Kill. (world preimier in U.K.; U.S. premier was in July)

September: 45th anniversary of world premier of Goldfinger

45th anniversary of the debut of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Ian Fleming helped name the lead character, Napoleon Solo, dropped out of project due to pressure from Bond producers Broccoli and Harry Saltzman.

November: 10th anniversary of world premier of The World Is Not Enough.

December: 40th anniversary of world premier of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

35th anniversary of world premier of The Man With The Golden Gun

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