Birthdays & Anniversaries

Retro Review: ‘Hackers’ 20th Anniversary Edition

In 1995, the internet was still exotic, Jonny Lee Miller still had hair, and movies about computer hackers were starting…

September 3, 2015

Happy Birthday, Dee Bradley Baker!

A very happy birthday to one of our favorite geeky dads!

August 31, 2015

Here Once Was a City

70 years ago today, the United States dropped the first atomic bomb used in warfare on Japan, the repercussions of…

August 6, 2015

70th Anniversary of the Dawn of the Atomic Age

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb detonation.

July 16, 2015

Happy 55th Birthday, Etch-a-Sketch!

Happy Birthday, Etch-a-Sketch!

July 12, 2015

Happy 60th Anniversary to Disneyland and Why You Should Go

It would appear that diamonds are a mouse's best friend as Disneyland Park (and the entire Disneyland Resort) has officially…

May 27, 2015

The Decade Since ‘Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of Sith’

It's been ten years since the release of the last of the 'Star Wars' prequels. Take a look at how…

May 19, 2015

Why You Should Talk to Your Kids About History

History is cool, and your kids' curiosity about it can lead to some wonderful things.

April 14, 2015

National Cereal Day: Remembering 5 Geeky Cereals

March 7, 2015, is "National Cereal Day." A GeekDad remembers five of the geekiest cereals to grace supermarket shelves.

March 7, 2015

Happy 25th Birthday, Photoshop

This week marks 25 years since the release of Photoshop 1.0. Jump in your way-back machine and take a quick…

February 19, 2015

Happy Birthday to Stan Lee (92), Nichelle Nichols (82), and Maggie Smith (80)!

Join us in wishing Stan Lee, Nichelle Nichols, and Dame Maggie Smith a very happy birthday today!

December 28, 2014

Happy Birthday, MC Frontalot!

Today the Godfather of Nerdcore Hip-Hop, the one and only MC Frontalot, turns 41.

December 3, 2014

Happy 20th Birthday, Gamewright!

Look who turned 20 this year! Gamewright publishes a whole bunch of family-friendly games, with some easy enough for preschoolers…

August 12, 2014

OCR Celebrates 25 Years of Game Boy Goodness

Yesterday, that stalwart handheld known as the original Game Boy celebrated it's 25th birthday. Truly it has grown into quite…

August 1, 2014

Happy 42, Wil Wheaton! (And Happy “Nolite Irrumator Day”)

Every year we wish awesome geek actor/writer/gamer Wil Wheaton a happy birthday. Wil turns 42 today, an age every geek…

July 29, 2014

Happy Birthday to Harrison Ford and Patrick Stewart!

Please join all of us at GeekDad in wishing Harrison Ford and Sir Patrick Stewart a very happy birthday, and…

July 13, 2014

Happy Birthday, Felicia Day!

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the birth of the incredibly talented geek and latter-day geek icon known as Felicia…

June 28, 2014

Happy 50th Birthday Joss Whedon!

Today is the 50th birthday of Joss Whedon, geek icon extraordinaire. Without Whedon, the world of geekdom would have had…

June 23, 2014

Happy 30th Birthday, Tetris!

Ah, Tetris. It's 30 years old, and still going strong.

June 6, 2014

Happy Birthday, Nathan Fillion!

One of my favorite actors, and a man of many talents, Nathan Fillion, celebrates another year in the verse. Most…

March 27, 2014

Five Amazing TV Moments from D&D History

In honor of the 40th anninversary of Dungeons & Dragons, we present Five Amazing TV Moments from D&D History. In…

February 7, 2014

D&D “Officially” Turns 40 Today

When exactly is the 40th anniversary of D&D? When was the game first available to play? The answer is more…

January 26, 2014

Happy 132nd Birthday, A.A. Milne!

The creator of Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends was born on this date in 1882.

January 18, 2014

Grab Some Original Artwork — Support a Great Cause

A few days ago I got a nice little gift in the mail from an artist who's work I enjoy…

January 17, 2014

100 Down. Happy Birthday, Crossword Puzzles!

Today we wish a happy 100th birthday to that popular head-scratcher, the crossword puzzle.

December 21, 2013

Google Doodle Celebrates Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary

The Google Doodles often pay homage to great scientists or other historic events, but today they've let their geek flag…

November 22, 2013

Celebrate Wil Wheaton’s 41st Birthday: Non Esse A Verpum!

Every year we wish awesome geek actor/writer/gamer Wil Wheaton a happy birthday. Today is his 41st birthday, even if he's…

July 29, 2013

Remembering Apollo 11: A Legacy of Bravery and Exploration

44 years ago today, Apollo 11 launched from the Kennedy Space Center.

July 16, 2013

Happy Birthday, Adam Savage!

Please join all of us at GeekDad in wishing Adam Savage a very happy 46th birthday, and many more to…

July 15, 2013

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