Today in Geek History – September 29

Today in Geek History - September 29

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

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1933 – Little King, Cartoon Character, by Von Beuren, debut
1946 – “Adventures of Sam Spade” debuts on CBS Radio
1948 – “Hamlet” directed by and starring Laurence Olivier opens at Park Avenue Cinema
1954 – “Barefoot Contessa” film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, starring Ava Gardner and Humphrey Bogart premieres at the Capitol
1954 – “Star is Born” starring Judy Garland & James Mason premieres
1959 – “Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis” debuts on CBS-TV
1960 – “My Three Sons” starring Fred MacMurray, debuts on ABC-TV
1963 – “My Favorite Martian” starring Ray Walston, debuts on CBS-TV
1963 – Rolling Stones first tour (opening act for Bo Diddley & Everly Bros)
1966 – The Chevrolet Camaro, originally named Panther, is introduced.
1969 – “Love American Style” premieres on ABC-TV
1971 – “McMillan & Wife” debuts on NBC-TV
1976 – “Alice” debuts on CBS-TV
1982 – “Cheers” debuts on NBC-TV starring Ted Danson and Shelley Long
1985 – “MacGyver” starring Richard Dean Anderson, debuts on ABC-TV
1986 – “Designing Women” TV comedy, debuts on CBS
1993 – “Grace Under Fire” starring Brett Butler debuts on ABC-TV
1996 – Nintendo 64 video game system debuts in USA (3 months after Japan)
2009 – MESSENGER spacecraft performs a third and final Mercury flyby


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