Star Wars Day - "May the 4th be with you"
May 4th (Star Wars Day) is just around the corner! May is a very special month for Star Wars Fans not only because George Lucas' birthday (May 14th), but the original movie, Star Wars premiered this month on May 25, 1977. Actually, the slogan for Star Wars Day got its beginnings from an unlikely source British politics! According to Star Wars.com it began on May 4, 1979:
Margaret Thatcher has won the election and become Britain's first woman prime minister. To celebrate their victory her party took a half page of advertising space in the London Evening News. This message, referring to the day of victory, was 'May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations,' further proof of the extent to which Star Wars has influenced us all. Once the Internet allowed Star Wars fans around the world to connect with one another, May the 4th soon became a grassroots tradition each year, with fans online and offline proclaiming it "Star Wars Day."
Grab a few of your rebel friends and settle down for a viewing party or controller and have some space adventures all your own. The new movies are coming soon, but in the meantime, check out the Star Wars Day episode of Big Bang Theory set to air May 1st on CBS. (Wookie Cookies are optional.) Here are some titles to get the party started: