The D-day Invasion refers to the landing of Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy, during World War II.
GEORGE LUCAS WAS BORN
(George Walton Lucas, Jr.) was born on May 14th, 1944 in Modesto, California and was raised on his parent's walnut ranch.
ATTENDS HIGH SCHOOL IN CALIFORNIA
Lucas went to Downey High School in Modesto, California.
This was a conflict between the communistic North Vietnam and the democratic south Vietnam.
The Algerian War was a conflict between France and the Algerian Independence movements.
GRADUATED FROM DOWNEY HIGH SCHOOL
During his high school years, Lucas was very interested in drag car racing. A terrible accident ended his dreams of becoming a professional racecar driver.
ATTENDS COLLEGE AND FILM SCHOOL
Lucas first attended Modesto Junior College but then soon transferred to University of California Film School. It was here where he made his first short films including, THX-1138 which won first prize at the National Student Film Festival.
Presidentt John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald while his motorcade rode through the streets of Dallas, Texas.
ATTEMPS TO JOIN AIRFORCE
Lucas tries to join the Air Force but is refused due to too many speeding tickets.
FIRST SATELLITE TO ORBIT MOON
Luna 10 was a 1966 Soviet Luna program, robotic spacecraft mission, also called Lunik 10. It was the first artificial satellite to orbit the moon.
FIRST MAN ON THE MOON
NASA sends Apollo 11 to the moon. Astronauts Neil Armstrong Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin were aboard the spacecraft. Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon.
MARRIES MARCIA LOU GRIFFIN
His wife went on to win an Academy Award for her editing work on the original Star Wars. (They divorced in 1983 after adopting a daughter Amanda in 1981. Lucas has since adopted two children Katie in 1988, and Jett in 1983)
FORMS LUCASFILM LTD.
He forms his own production company, Lucasfilm LTD. He then went on to write and direct the semi-autobiographical film American Graffiti which won the Golden Globe Award and had 5 AcademyAward Nominations.
END OF VIETNAM WAR
The war ended with the capture of Saigon by Vietnam People's Army. It reunified North and South Korea.
NEW YORK CITY BLACKOUT
New York City experienced a blackout which lasted 25 hours. Five hundred police officers were injured and over four thousand looters were arrested.
RELEASE OF STAR WARS
Star Wars premiered and made over $513 million worldwide. It was made for $11 million. It won 7 Academy Awards.
RELEASE OF INDIANA JONES AND THE LOST ARK
Steven Spielberg signed on as director for Indiana Jones, a series Lucas developed about a humorous archaeologist and his adventures.
RONALD REAGAN ELECTED PRESIDENT
Ronald Reagan was elected as the 33rd President of the United States. He went on to serve a second term as President.
CONSTRUCTION OF SKYWALKER RANCH/ CREATION OF TH-X
This was built to accommodate technical, administrative and creative needs of Lucasfilm. He also founded TH-X which was created to uphold the highest quality standards pf picture making.
LIVE AID CONCERTS
Concerts in Philadelphia and London raise over $50 million dollars for famine relief in Ethiopia.
CREATED GEORGE LUCAS FOUNDATION
Created the foundation to help improve education and encouraged the use of project-based and team-based learning.
HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE LAUNCHED
NASA launched the Hubble Space Telescope which cost $1.5 million dollars.
FINAL STAR WARS MOVIE RELEASED
Revenge of the Sith, the third and final episode of the series was released in May.
HURRICANE KATRINA HITS SOUTHERN U.S.
Hurricane Katrina hit the southern United States, making landfall in New Orleans. This was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the season.
FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN PRESIDENT ELECTED
Barak Obama is elected the 44th President of the United States and made history by being the first African American President.
INDIANA JONES AND THE CRYSTAL SKULL
Lucas released the latest film of the series and it became another box office hit.
PRODUCED RED TAILS
Lucas produced Red Tails, another box office hit which told the story of famed African American Pilots during World War 2.
The Summer Olympics were held in London, which is the third time the city has hosted.
SOLD LUCASFILM TO THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY
Lucas announced his retirement from films and sold his company to Disney. He received about 40 million shares of Disney stock as part of the deal. Disney got the rights to the Stars Wars franchise.
BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS
Three people were killed and 264 injured when two terrorists bombed the Finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon.
ENGAGED TO MELLODY HOBSON
Lucas announced his engagement to Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments and chair of Dreamworks Animation.