Nerd culture is a vibrant tapestry of events, releases, and milestones that have shaped the entertainment landscape. From iconic movies to groundbreaking games and significant literary contributions, this article takes a trip down memory lane to explore the notable nerd culture events that occurred on December 30th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.
IN LIVING COLOR
In 1953, the first color TVs went on sale. And they were very expensive. The RCA CT-100 and the Admiral C1617A, went on sale to the public for $1,000 and $1,295 respectively, which is the equivalent to about $9,800 and $12,700 today.
Nerdy Fact: Due to initial high costs (and metal scarcity during the Korean War), it would take a while before sales of Color TVs surpassed black-and-white TV sales. Almost 20 years in fact! It wasn’t until 1972 that Color TVs took the lead.
RIP BRODIE LEE
In 2020, All Elite Wrestling paid tribute to Brodie Lee, who had passed away 4 days earlier from a lung disease. The special episode was called The Brodie Lee Celebration of Life. The event featured six matches, all involving members of The Dark Order, the faction that Lee led in AEW. The event also included video tributes from various wrestlers and personalities, as well as a ceremony at the end where Lee’s family and friends placed his boots and bandana in the ring.
Nerdy Fact: The episode also featured Brodie Lee’s 8-year-old son being awarded the TNT Championship. Given the Dark Order name of “-1”, Brodie Jr. has been featured many times on AEW TV before and since. Brodie Jr. has been signed to a legitimate contract as well.