Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Tatty History - 29th August

75 years ago today (1942) - Birth of Sterling Morrison, American rock guitarist from The Velvet Underground (died 1995).

70 years ago (1947) - Death of legendary Spanish bullfighter, ManoleteHe died of injuries incurred after being gored by a bull the previous day.

30 years ago (1987) - Death of Lee Marvin, American film actor, known for his tough-guy roles (The Big Heat, The Wild One, The Dirty Dozen, Bad Day at Black Rock, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Cat Ballou and more).

20 years ago (1997) - Netflix began operating as an online DVD rental service. It switched to a subscription-based service in 1999 and later added unlimited video streaming and original programming.

Tatty Birthdays today include:

Sir Lenny Henry 59 – Comedian, actor and (like Uncle Tatty), a supporter of West Bromwich Albion FC.

Eddi Reader 58 – Scottish singer/songwriter, remembered as the lead singer of folk combo Fairground Attraction. Has one of the most stunning live singing voices I have ever heard.

Rebecca de Mornay 58 – American actress, often remembered for chiller “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle”

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