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