“May the Fourth Be With You”

Do you get the title?  I didn’t understand why today is National Star Wars Day but the tag line  “May the Force Be With You.” sure sound like May 4th.  I do like the Star Wars movies but don’t consider myself as an enthusiast.

Yoda* This day is celebrated by thousands of Star Wars enthusiasts, with parties and celebrations around the nation.

Star Wars fans didn’t first introduced the often quoted phrase on May 4. It was 1979 and Britain elected the first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. On May 4, the day she took office, the Conservative Party placed an advertisement in The London Evening News, which read, “May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations.”

Star Wars creator, George Lucas, was asked during a 2005 interview on a German news TV channel to say the famous sentence “May the Force Be with You.”   Upon doing so, the interpreter interpreted the sentence into German as Am4 Mai sind wir bei Ihnen (On May 4 we are with you).   TV Total captured this and aired it on May 18, 2005.

 

 

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