What Was Happening in 1977 When The Original Star Wars Was Released

Finally, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is in theaters and thankfully it appears to be worth all the hype and wait! The original film opened May 25th, 1977. So, for fun, here’s a look back at what was happening nearly 40 years ago!

  • Jimmy Carter was the President.
  • Happy Days was the most-watched series on TV.
  • David Frost‘s interview with former President Richard Nixon was must-see TV.
  • The Orioles, Twins, Pirates and Dodgers were leading baseball’s four divisions.
  • Gasoline averaged 65 cents a gallon.
  • The best-selling new car was the Olds Cutlass Supreme.
  • The average new car price was $4300.
  • Stevie Wonder‘s “Sir Duke” was the number-one single.
  • Fleetwood Mac‘s Rumourswas the best-selling album.
  • The previous week’s box office champ was The Car,a horror-drama starring James Brolin.
  • The New York Times review of Star Wars carried the headline, “A Trip to a Far Galaxy That’s Fun and Funny.”
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