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Today in Nerd History | September 27

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 September 27th 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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THE TONIGHT SHOW

In 1954, The Tonight Show premiered. This popular American late-night talk show features various guests, comedy bits and musical performances and has been hosted by Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, Conon O’Brien, and Jimmy Fallon.

Nerdy Fact: The show’s longest-running and most famous host was Johnny Carson, who hosted the show for 30 years from 1962 to 1992. He was known for his witty humor, his catchphrase “Here’s Johnny!”, and his sidekick Ed McMahon.

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THE TEENAGE WITCH

In 1996, Sabrina The Teenage Witch premiered. This TV show, based on the Archie Comics character of the same name, follows the adventures of a teenage girl who discovers she has magical powers and learns how to use them with the help of her witch aunts and a talking cat.

Nerdy Fact: The show faced some controversy from religious groups, such as Pat Robertson, who accused it of promoting “insidious New Age thinking”, and Elvira, who claimed that the show ripped off her failed pilot The Elvira Show.


Today in Nerd History is produced by Radio Matt & Deidra for Rise & Shine, Nerds, LTN’s official Nerdy Morning News Show.





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