NATIONAL VCR DAY
National VCR Day is observed annually on June 7th. Do you still own a VCR player or do you know someone who does? Many young people do not know what a VCR player or a VCR tape is. National VCR Day is dedicated to the videocassette recorder (VCR) . In their time, they were a marvel in technology!
The videocassette recorder is an electro-mechanical device that records analog audio and analog video from television on a removable, magnetic tap videocassette. The images and sound can then be played back at a more convenient time. At this time, the VCR was the main way to watch movies at home and one could create their own personal movie library.
The first videocassette recorder was introduced in 1956. The home videocassette format (VCR) was developed in 1970.
The birth of VCR mass market success boomed in the mid 1970′s and continued on throughout the 1980′s and 1990′s.
Over 10 billion video tapes remain today with our recorded memories. These memories are keepsakes and people keep the tapes for that reason. It is important to move those memories to a more stable format to preserve them. Companies like Zoovio, Inc., provide options for both getting them converted to a DVD or stored in an online private vault online to be viewed and shared on internet connected devices including TVs.
NATIONAL VCR DAY HISTORY
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and origin of National VCR Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.