May 28, 1908: Ian Fleming

On this day in 1908, writer and naval intelligence officer Ian Fleming was born in Mayfair, London, England. He’s best known as the creator of superspy James Bond and his books have sold more than 100-million copies worldwide. He also wrote the children’s story Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang, which led to Dick van Dyke’s popular film. Fleming died of a heart attack in 1964 at the age of 56. His last recorded words, to the ambulance crew: “I am sorry to trouble you chaps. I don’t know how you get along so fast with the traffic on the roads these days.”

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