Tuesday, October 5, 2021

This Day In History: Tuesday October 5


Here are some October 5 events that have occurred since since my youngest brother was born in October 1960

American businessman Steve Jobs,
 a pioneer of the personal computer era who cofounded Apple and transformed it into one of the world's most successful companies, died at age 56. In fact, at this point in time Apple is #1 in revenue and has a market cap of 2.3 trillion dollars, which makes it the largest company in the world.

A Review of Walter Isaacson's Book on Steve Jobs

Tech Tuesday: Lessons for Leaders from Brent Schlender's Becoming Steve Jobs

On this day PBS aired its first broadcast on American television. Notable programs included Sesame Street and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. If you've not seen the film with Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers, you should check it out. 

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

On this day in 1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus debuted on the BBC. That same year, astronauts on the moon took one small step for man while Monty Python took a giant leap for comedy.  

The Bond Franchise Begins

Daniel Craig: A more serious Bond.
Hard to believe we're nearing 60 years of James Bond on the silver screen. I doubt that anyone could have imagined that the release of Dr. No on this day in 1962 would launch a nearly endless revenue stream for the Bond franchise. In addition to endless debates over who was the Best Bond, there are probably trivia games in which people identify the which actors played Bond in the various films, as well as who played the various villains and "Bond girls." Of course it all began with Sean Connery, who is still voted #1 by many Bond fans. 

It was probably no accident that No Time To Diethe latest Bond film, was released this past weekend, Daniel Craig reprising the role. That first chase scene in Casino Royale created a lot of enthusiasm for Craig as Bond. In recent interviews he's stated that he's hung up his spurs and is finished with the role. 

It's hard to imagine that the budget for Dr No was barely a million dollars. The budget for No Time To Die exceeded a quarter of a billion dollars. 

Here are a couple blog posts from a decade ago along these same lines. 

Daniel Craig, License To Kill

Devil May Care, a new Bond novel released on the 100th anniversary of Ian Fleming's birthday. (A review.)


ON THIS DAY, the very same day as the release of Dr. No, The Beatles released their first single in the UK "Love Me Do" which reaches number seventeen on the British charts. When later released in the US in April 1964 it climbed to Number 1. 

Daniel Craig painting by the author. 18"x 24", latex, acrylic on panel.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting that the first Bond movie title ends with the word No, and this last one begins with the word No.
Do you think they did that on purpose?

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