This Day in History

Star Wars Is Released (1977)

After its release in 1977, Star Wars became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon, spawning two film sequels and three prequels as well as myriad novels, video games, and comic books. The films, which grossed over $4 billion, chronicle Luke Skywalker’s quest to help the rebels defeat an evil empire and iconic villain Darth Vader. What US president’s proposed strategic defense system against nuclear attacks, which was to include space-based lasers, was derisively dubbed “Star Wars”? More…

Author: Jason Zajdel

Learning as I go along. It's an awesome ride. =-)