January 28 - George Lucas creates the second draft of what would eventually become Star Wars. At this time, the title of the story was Adventures of the Starkiller, Episode One of The Star Wars.
March - Production begins on Star Wars
March 26 - The film version of The Who's Tommy premiers in London
July - In order to create the necessary special effects for his film, Star Wars, George Lucas forms Industrial Light and Magic.
Top Grossing Films of the Year
Jaws, starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, directed by Milos Forman, starring Jack Nicholson
Dog Day Afternoon
The Adventures of the Wilderness Family
The Return of the Pink Panther
Rooster Cogburn, starring John Wayne and Katherine Hepburn
January 3 - Danica McKellar, actress
February 22 - Drew Barrymore, actress.
June 4 - Angelina Jolie, US actress
August 7 - Charlize Theron, South African actress
January 27 - Bill Walsh, Movie producer and writer
November 2 - Pier Paolo Pasolini, film director
Other Movies Released
Escape to Witch Mountain
Shampoo - Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn
French Connection II- Gene Hackman
Part 2 Walking Tall- Bo Svenson
Race With The Devil- Peter Fonda