The day David Lee Roth came back

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June 26 in Nerd History

Here are 5 things that happened on June 26 that matter to those of us who had the power.


Birthdays of honor: Aubrey Plaza (1984), Nick Offerman (1970), Chris O’Donnell (1970), Chris Isaak (1956), Mick Jones (1955).


Countless potential recruits were given very inaccurate impressions of what joining the U.S. Army is like when Stripes was released in 1981.

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Maybe that’s why they released Full Metal Jacket on the same day a few years later in 1987.

Also, Eddie Murphy was in his full-on dress-up-in-ridiculous-prosthetic-costumes era when his Dr. Dolittle reboot came out in 1998.


In 1996 Sammy Hagar was replaced as the lead singer of Van Halen. By whom? The dude he replaced 11 years before, David Lee Roth.


Elvis Presley performed in his last concert on this day in 1977, making Indianapolis, Indiana, the unlikely last place to host an Elvis concert.


The top song on this day in 1995 was “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?” by Bryan Adams. That dude knows how to write songs for soundtracks, I’ll tell you what.