How Did… May The Fourth Be With You… Come To Be?
Every year you hear people saying it... May The Fourth Be With You... Your social media feeds are packed with it and there is basically no getting away from it. For all of us that are not Star Wars super fans we're left wondering... What's this all about? How did this get started?
Interestingly enough Star Wars day was simply started by fans. Lucasfilm who produced the movie franchise or Disney who now owns the rights had nothing to with it. According to gadget.ndtv.com "The phrase was first used in an article published in The London Evening News back in 1979" Of course it was on May 4th. Why would anyone write that? Gadget states "This was the day when Margaret Thatcher first took office as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. It was supposed to be a congratulatory advertisement by her political party and it read, “May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations"
Now you know... May The Fourth Be With You.