April 10 in nerd history

April 10 in nerd history

Here are 5 things that happened on April 10 at the intersection of nerd, pop culture, and retro.


Birthdays of honor: David Harbour (1975), Daisy Ridley (1992), John Madden (1936), Haley Joel Osment (1988), Q-Tip (1970), Brian Setzer (1959).


Michael J. Fox could do no wrong in the late '80s, as The Secret of My Success was released on this day in 1987 and topped the box office. The secret? Lie.

Newsies also came out on this day but in 1992, and remains Christian Bale's defining role.


In publicity materials released for his first solo album, Paul McCartney essentially made the breakup of The Beatles official in 1970. In the materials was a Q&A, including the following:

Q: "Do you foresee a time when Lennon-McCartney becomes an active songwriting partnership again?"
McCartney: "No."

It would take four more years for the legal dissolution of the band to finalize.


The RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England in 1912. It is now believed the main reason it sunk was because the doors were only big enough for one person...


In 2019 the first photo of a black hole was released, and it looks like the first photo you took with a Polaroid in 1983.

Photo credit: EHT Collaboration.