March 22 - Filming begins on George Lucas' Star Wars science fiction film. In one of the best business decisions in film history, Lucas cuts his directing fee by $500,000 to gain ownership of merchandising and sequel rights
Top Grossing Films of the Year
All the President's Men, starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford
King Kong, starring Jessica Lange and Jeff Bridges
The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Carrie, starring Sissy Spacek
January 3 - Jason Marsden, actor.
January 6 - Danny Pintauro, actor
February 11 - Brice Beckham, actor.
February 28 - Ja Rule, actor/rap singer/songwriter.
September 7 - Shannon Elizabeth, actress.
October 4 - Alicia Silverstone, actress.
January 12 - Agatha Christie, writer
February 11 - Lee J Cobb, actor.
February 11 - Alice Allen, actress.
February 11 - Charlie Naughton, actor.
March 17 - Luchino Visconti, italian theatre and cinema director.
Other Movies Released
Wilma - Shirley Jo Finney, Cicely Tyson, Denzel Washington
The Song Remains the Same - Led Zeppelin
The Omen- Gregory Peck, Lee Remick