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Today in Nerd History | October 8

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 8th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.

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OZZIE AND HARRIET

In 1944, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet premiered on CBS Radio. It was a popular family sitcom that starred the real-life Nelson family and their humorous domestic adventures. The show moved to television in 1952.

Nerdy Fact: The show was the first prime-time scripted series on American television to surpass the 10-year mark. It ran for 14 seasons and 436 episodes.

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FINISH HIM!

In 1992, Mortal Kombat released in arcades. This groundbreaking fighting game featured realistic digitized graphics, extreme violence, and gory finishing moves called fatalities. The game was developed and published by Midway Games and became one of the most controversial and influential video games of all time.

Nerdy Fact: Mortal Kombat caused a lot of controversy for its violence and gore. It was one of the reasons why the ESRB rating system was created in 1994.





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