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  • United Kingdom
    Monday Apr 5, 1954

    James Bond

    Live and Let Die was published

    United Kingdom
    Monday Apr 5, 1954

    Live and Let Die novel was published.




  • Wilmslow, Cheshire, United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 7, 1954

    Alan Turing

    Death

    Wilmslow, Cheshire, United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 7, 1954

    On 8 June 1954, Turing's housekeeper found him dead at the age of 41; he had died the previous day. Cyanide poisoning was established as the cause of death.




  • Wilmslow, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Jun 8, 1954

    The Imitation game: Alan Turing

    Death

    Wilmslow, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Jun 8, 1954

    On 8 June 1954, Turing's housekeeper found him dead at the age of 41: he had died the previous day. Cyanide poisoning was established as the cause of death. When his body was discovered, an apple lay half-eaten beside his bed, and although the apple was not tested for cyanide, it was speculated that this was the means by which Turing had consumed a fatal dose. An inquest determined that he had committed suicide. Andrew Hodges and another biographer, David Leavitt, have both speculated that Turing was re-enacting a scene from the Walt Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), his favourite fairy tale. Both men noted that (in Leavitt's words) he took "an especially keen pleasure in the scene where the Wicked Queen immerses her apple in the poisonous brew".




  • England
    Saturday Jun 12, 1954

    Alan Turing

    Turing's Remains Were Cremated

    England
    Saturday Jun 12, 1954

    Turing's remains were cremated at Woking Crematorium on 12 June 1954 and his ashes were scattered in the gardens of the crematorium, just as his father's had been.




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