Happy Anniversary Everyone!

In our Happy Birthday message to the creator, George Lucas, I mentioned that he brought millions of people together from all over the world, brought us together as one, big, dysfunctional family. That happened 37 years ago today!

Happy Birthday Star Wars!!! On this day in 1977 droves of people lined-up, in some cases around the block, to see this weird sci-fi epic that was supposed to come out in Christmas of 1976. Because of various production problems, A New Hope, then only known as Star Wars, was pushed back to the spring of ’77 and the “Summer Blockbuster” was born! You’re welcome Hollywood! 

We would be remiss if we didn’t also acknowledge and thank Disney for taking up the mantle and promising to offer fans Star Wars FOREVER! Yes, it was George who started the ball rolling on the Sequel Trilogy and would have in fact saw the trilogy through to the end. However, we don’t know that he would have continued on with all the various shows and spinoff projects that we will now get. So thank you Disney as well.

Of course we all know that May the Fourth is the “official” Star Wars day, but I would hope that everyone around the globe will do something “Star Warsy” today in honor of the film that started it all. Now 37 years later, some billions of dollars grossed, some millions of fans entertained with new ones emerging everyday, we wait impatiently for the next installment of our — the world’s — most beloved saga.

Happy Birthday Star Wars!!! And Thank You, George!!!

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20 thoughts on “Happy Anniversary Everyone!

  • May 25, 2014 at 11:17 am

    So much to do today 🙂 In Sweden it is Mother’s Day, election to the European Parliament & of course the anniversary of the first movie..

    So I have 3 things to celebrate today, when I am done with the 2 first, I will watch ep.IV tonight, both the original & the special edition, maybe i even watch my old VHS copy !! 🙂 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY everyone! I hope you all watch “a new hope” today

  • May 25, 2014 at 11:26 am

    All praise Lucas!


  • May 25, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    It is also Frank Oz’s birthday! He is 70 today.

  • May 25, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Happy Birthday, Star Wars and Frank Oz! 😀

    Hmm. I so happen to be about to watch Episode IV right now. Perhaps it was the will of the Force… 😉

    • May 26, 2014 at 1:57 am

      It only counts if it’s the original theatrical version otherwise, it’s sacrilege 😉

  • May 25, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    I watch, and continue to only watch, these movies, like the vast majority of people, for the special effects. A great movie, this one is.

    • May 25, 2014 at 2:20 pm

      Just for the special effect? Good one troll, good one.

  • May 25, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    wow, I actually just watched A New Hope hours ago, but just now I realised what day this is. Weird, awesome!

  • May 25, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Happy birthday from Brazil !!!
    And thanks George from one Lucas to another

  • May 25, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Thank you for posting this! How sad the official Star Wars site makes no mention of this momentous occasion! As far as I’m concerned, this is the TRUE “Star Wars Day” since it’s based on history and not on a pun!

    On this day, you may enjoy a video I shot rather quickly in honor of the 25th anniversary of Star Wars back in 2002. It’s a musical look back at 25 years of Star Wars fandom and we updated it in 2005 for the release of Revenge of the Sith. Looks like a new update may be needed in the next couple of years!

    Happy Birthday Star Wars! May your future be as glorious as your past!


  • May 26, 2014 at 1:39 am

    Happy birthday Star Wars! May The Force be with us all. 🙂

  • May 26, 2014 at 2:01 am

    Yes, happy birthday ‘Star Wars’ and I don’t mean episode 4.

  • May 28, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Happy Anniversary to the whole, big, gigantic, “best around !!!”, and awesome Star Wars Saga that we all know and love!!!

    So ‘Let The Force Be With YOU!!!’ ~Best know Star Wars quote ever!!!

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