George Lucas chronology

Star Wars stories
1934 Ann Lucas born
1936 Katherine Lucas born
1944 George Walton Lucas, jr. is born in Modesto, CA on May 14
1947 Wendy Lucas born
1958 Lucas family moved to a Walnut ranch on the edge of town
1962 Car accident on June 12
Graduates Thomas Downey High School
Enrolls in Modesto Junior College
1964 Awarded associate in arts degree on June 9
Begins film school at USC
1966 Earns Undergraduate degree from USC on August 6, continues graduate work
1968 Six month internship at Warner Brothers Lot in Burbank
1969 American Zoetrope in San Francisco
Married Marcia Griffin near Monterey on February 22
Moved into Mill Valley house
1971 THX1138 released on March 11
Lucasfilm Ltd. incorporates
1972 Shooting for American Graffiti began during June and lasted 28 days
1973 American Graffiti released on August 2
Purchased Parkhouse in San Anselmo during December
1974 Begins screenplay for Star Wars
1975 ILM established in July
Sprocket Systems established and would later be renamed Skywalker Sound
1976 Star Wars principal photography begins in Tunisia (March 22) and London
1977 Star Wars opens on May 25
1979 Lucasfilm moves to Egg Factory
More American Graffiti released on August 3
1980 The Empire Strikes Back opens on May 21
Skywalker Ranch construction begins
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark opens on June 21
Adopts Amanda
1982 Yuma location shooting April 1-15
Crescent City location shooting April 16-30
Crescent City 2nd Unit location shooting May 1-28
1983 Return of the Jedi released on May 25
Divorces Marcia
1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom opens on May 23
1986 Howard the Duck opens on August 1
1987 George Lucas attends Star Wars Tenth Anniversary Convention
1988 Willow released on May 20
Tucker released on August 12
1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade released on May 24
ILM computer graphics breakthrough for The Abyss
Star Wars included in Library of Congress' National Film Registry
Adopts Katie
1991 Timothy Zahn novels begin
1992 George Lucas receives Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award from Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on March 30
1993 Adopts Jett
1994 Radioland Murders released on October 21
1995 Begins prequel screenplays
1996 Star Wars website established
1997 Star Wars Special Editions released
Filming begins on Episode I: The Phantom Menace
1998 Episode I: The Phantom Menace trailer released in November
1999 Episode I: The Phantom Menace released on May 19
2002 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones released on May 16
2005 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith released on May 19


Parents - Dorothy and George Lucas Sr.
Sisters - Ann , Katherine (married to Roland Nyegaard who is a physician in Modesto), Wendy
Wife - Marcia Griffin (Mothers name is Mae)
Kids - Amanda, Katie, Jett
Housekeeper that helped raise George - Mildred Shelley (Till)
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