Today in Geek History – September 16

Geeky tidbits that we find interesting and hope you will too.

Today in Geek History - September 16

Geeky tidbits that we find interesting and hope you will too.

If you have other fun or geeky facts you want us to add, let us know in the comments below.

1908 – General Motors was founded by William Crapo “Billy” Durant. The company was formed by merging the Buick and Olds car companies.
1953 – first movie in Cinemascope “The Robe” based on the book by Lloyd C. Douglas, directed by Henry Koster and starring Richard Burton and Jean Simmons premieres
1956 – The toy Play-Doh is first introduced
1959 – The first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, is introduced in a demonstration on live television from New York City.
1963 – “The Outer Limits” premieres on ABC-TV
1965 – “The Dean Martin Show” debuted on NBC-TV.
1968 – “The Andy Griffith Show” was seen for the final time on CBS.
1972 – “The Bob Newhart Show” premiered on CBS-TV.
1977 – 90 minute pilot of “Logan’s Run” premieres on TV
1984 – first broadcast of “Miami Vice” on NBC-TV
1993 – “Frasier” starring Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce premieres on NBC
1999 – first ever season of “Big Brother” reality show begins on the Veronica channel in The Netherlands
2011 – “Drive”, starring Ryan Gosling, is released

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