If you asked a group of non-British people to make a list of the things they think of when they think about Britain they would probably say something like double-decker buses, red phone booths, big ben, the queen, The Beatles, and James Bond. The Beatles and James Bond are two of the most enduring and influential pop culture icons from anywhere in the world. It seems improbable that these two icons not only appeared in the same decade, but they both also premiered the exact same day. "Love Me Do" the debut single by The Beatles and “Dr.No” the first James Bond film were both released on October 5th, 1962. Both were unexpected successes in the UK and eventually found even greater success in the US. The creators took existing genres and completely re-wrote them in a way that felt entirely new and perfect for the emerging youth culture of the 60s. Dr. No’s larger than life story, sexuality, and rapid editing took Hitchcock’s thriller and heightened all the elements creating the modern Action genre. The Beatles took American icons like Elvis, Buddy Holly, and Little Richard; tore them apart and reassembled them to create a more personal and androgynous version of Rock and Roll. The Beatles, as well as James Bond, also brought working-class culture into the mainstream. The Beatles came from Liverpool and James Bond was significantly altered from the literary character by the casting of Sean Connery, who’s working-class background and attitude was criticized heavily before Dr.No was released. It’s hard to imagine now when every action hero is “John Everyman”, but the press made constant jokes about Connery resembling a truck driver and being too muscular and gruff to play a believable hero. Connery, of course, turned out to be a key ingredient in the film's success, especially in the states. While The Beatles leveraged their work ethic and sense of humor to clearly define their personalities. Both of them preceded and defined a decade of popular culture that we are still talking about and drawing influence from today and it all started October 5th 1962.