1946 Tim Curry, (LOVE Tim Curry), the star of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Legend, Annie, Clue, Charlie, and SO many more is born today in the UK.
1965 Electronic Magazine published a paper by Gordon Moore in which he posited Moore's Law regarding semiconductors.
1971 Salyut 1 space station is launched by the USSR. It's the first space station of any kind. That's right people; Russian beat us to it.