August 12, 1964 – James Bond creator Ian Fleming dies

On this day in 1964, the British author and journalist Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, the world’s most famous fictional spy, dies of a heart attack at age 56 in Kent, England.

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July 20, 1933 – Acclaimed author Cormac McCarthy is born

July 20, 1933 – Acclaimed author Cormac McCarthy is born

On this day in 1933, best-selling novelist Cormac McCarthy, whose books include “All the Pretty Horses,” “No Country for Old Men” and “The Road,” which won the Pulitzer Prize, is born in Providence, Rhode Island.

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