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1665 – The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published

7 November

The London Gazette is one of the official journals of record of the British government, and the most important among such official journals in the United Kingdom, in which certain statutory notices are required to be published. Continue reading “1665 – The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published”

1962 – Dr. No premiers beginning the James Bond franchise

5 October – On this day

Dr. No is a 1962 British spy film, starring Sean Connery; it is the first James Bond film. Based on the 1958 novel of the same name by Ian Fleming, it was adapted by Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood, and Berkely Mather and was directed by Terence Young. The film was produced by Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli, a partnership that would continue until 1975. Continue reading “1962 – Dr. No premiers beginning the James Bond franchise”

1969 – The Beatles release Abbey Road, their last recorded album.

26 September – On this day

Abbey Road is the eleventh studio album by the English rock band the Beatles, is released on this day in 1969 in the UK. The recording sessions for the album were the last in which all four Beatles participated. Continue reading “1969 – The Beatles release Abbey Road, their last recorded album.”

1994 – The Shawshank Redemption released in North America.

23 September – On this day

The Shawshank Redemption is released in North America in 1994. The film is written and directed by Frank Darabont and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. Continue reading “1994 – The Shawshank Redemption released in North America.”

2002 – SciFi series ‘Firefly’ premiered in US

September

Firefly is an science fiction television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as an executive producer, along with Tim Minear. Continue reading “2002 – SciFi series ‘Firefly’ premiered in US”

1994 – Sitcom ‘Friends’ debuts

22 September – On this day

Friends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which originally aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004. Continue reading “1994 – Sitcom ‘Friends’ debuts”

1985 – Clooney makes ‘Facts of Life’ debut

On this day in 1985, a little-known actor named George Clooney makes his first appearance as a handyman on the popular TV sitcom The Facts of Life. Continue reading “1985 – Clooney makes ‘Facts of Life’ debut”

1970 – The Mary Tyler Moore Show an American sitcom premiered on CBS

19 September – On this day

The Mary Tyler Moore Show is an American television sitcom created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns that aired on CBS from 1970 to 1977. The program was a television breakthrough, with the first never-married, independent career woman as the central character. Continue reading “1970 – The Mary Tyler Moore Show an American sitcom premiered on CBS”

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