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 October 1st in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.
IT’S BOBSLED TIME
In 1993, Cool Runnings premiered. This American sports comedy film is about the first Jamaican bobsled team that competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics, coached by a disgraced former champion.
Nerdy Fact: John Candy, who played the coach Irv Blitzer, was very passionate about the film and took a pay cut to be in it. He also picked a song for each of his co-stars that he felt represented their characters. He told them that he knew the film was going to be big and that Disney didn’t know what they had.
THE SOCIAL NETWORK
In 2010, The Social Network premiered. This movie dramatizes the creation of Facebook and the legal battles that followed.
Nerdy Fact: Shia LaBeouf turned down the role of Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, which went to Jesse Eisenberg instead. Jonah Hill also auditioned for the role of Sean Parker, the co-founder of Napster, but was rejected by director David Fincher, who chose Justin Timberlake.
In 2018, Bluey premiered. This popular Australian animated series features a family of anthropomorphic dogs who love to play imaginative games and have fun adventures. The main character is Bluey, a six-year-old Blue Heeler puppy who lives with her dad Bandit, mum Chilli, and little sister Bingo. The show is praised for its realistic and humorous portrayal of family life, its positive messages, and its Australian culture.
Nerdy Fact: Several Austrailian comedians and actors have guest-starred on the show, but several big names from America have also lended their voices to the show, including Natalie Portman, Eva Mendes, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Today in Nerd History is produced by Radio Matt & Deidra for Rise & Shine, Nerds, LTN’s official Nerdy Morning News Show.