This Week in Boomer History: ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ … Warren Report

Notable events from our shared experience With a hand from James Bond creator Ian Fleming, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. premieres Sept. 22, 1964. Robert Vaughn stars as secret agent Napoleon Solo; David McCallum is Russian spy Illya Kuryakin. More TV premieres this week: The Munsters and Daniel Boone (1964), and Friends (1994). William Rehnquist is sworn in as chief justice of the United States on Sept. 26, 1986. He will preside over the impeachment trial of Bill Clinton in 1999 …

James Bond – And My First Kiss

It was summer, we were at camp, and Karen was willing. Starting when I was 10, I had seen every James Bond movie, so I knew how to kiss and how to handle women. You brought her face to yours. You inhaled deeply – since you wouldn’t have a chance to breathe for a while – then you went for the kill, uh, kiss. I’m not sure I drew blood in those first few sessions, but I must have startled …

William F. Milliken Jr.: A Daredevil’s Closest Shaves

There are two things you should know about engineer, pilot and race car driver William F. Milliken Jr. One is that he literally invented the field of vehicle dynamics, authoring the definitive textbook on using advanced mathematics to model and improve how cars handle on the road. The other is that he was a veritable master of disaster, the sort of death-defying daredevil most of us have seen only in movies. Milliken, who passed away at age 101 on July 28 …