On This Day

Netflix in History

TV Channels: ABC - BBC - CBC - CBS - CNN - ESPN - FOX TV - HBO - ITV - MTV - NBC - WABC - YouTube

Events in Film & TV

  • 1997-08-29 Netflix is founded by Marc Randolph and Reed Hasting in Scotts Valley, California as an online DVD rental business

Film release premierFilm Release

2013-02-01 "House of Cards", starring Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his wife, is released on Netflix

Actor Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
Actress Robin Wright
Robin Wright
Actress Kate Mara
Kate Mara

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

2013-07-11 "Orange Is the New Black" premieres on Netflix starring Taylor Schilling, first series to be nominated for comedy and drama Emmy awards

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2015-05-22 Netflix announce that Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen will not appear on "Full House" revival

Twin Actress Mary-Kate Olsen
Twin Actress
Mary-Kate Olsen
Actress and Fashion Designer Ashley Olsen
Actress and Fashion Designer
Ashley Olsen

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

2016-07-15 "Stranger Things" debuts on Netflix created by the Duffer Brothers, starring Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard and Millie Bobby Brown

  • 2017-08-08 The Walt Disney Company announces plans to create its own streaming service, cancelling ties with Netflix
  • 2017-12-05 Netflix fires actor Danny Masterson from "The Ranch" after allegations of rape
  • 2018-01-22 Netflix becomes the largest digital media and entertainment company in the world worth $100 billion

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2018-05-21 Former US president Barack Obama and Michelle Obama sign deal with Netflix to produce films and series

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
US First Lady Michelle Obama
US First Lady
Michelle Obama
  • 2018-09-08 75th Venice International Film Festival: a Netflix film wins the Golden Lion for the first time with "Roma"

Music releaseAlbum Release

2019-04-17 Beyoncé releases a live album of her 2018 Coachella performance on the same day as her Netflix documentary "Homecoming"

  • 2019-07-17 Streaming service Netflix reaches 150 million subscribers worldwide, but with slower growth than forecast

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2019-10-16 Netflix reveals its most popular original movie was Sandra Bullock's "Bird Box" and TV series "Stranger Things" for the year

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1958-04-29 Marc Randolph, American entrepreneur and co-founder and ex-CEO of Netflix, born in Chappaqua, New York
  • 1960-10-08 Reed Hastings, American businessman, entrepreneur and co-founder of Netflix, born in Boston, Massachusetts