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Back to the Future Day

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October 21
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Get ready to celebrate Back to the Future Day on Oct. 21! This special day was created in celebration of the iconic 1985 movie "Back to the Future". Since its release, it has become a beloved classic that millions of people have enjoyed over and over again. On this day, fans all around the world come together to honor this masterpiece and remember all those great memories we made watching it. So get ready for some time travel - because you won't want miss out on this one!

History of Back to the Future Day

Back to the Future Day Dates

Back to the Future Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1985</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Back to the Future Release</div><div class='timeline-text'>The iconic movie "Back to the Future" directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Michael J. Fox was released, making an instant impact on pop culture.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1989</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Sequel Released</div><div class='timeline-text'>The second installment of Back to the Future was released featuring a future date - October 21, 2015 - that later became the basis for "Back to the Future Day".</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Final Installment Released</div><div class='timeline-text'>The third and final installment of the popular franchise was released, rounding off the time-traveling adventures of the lovable characters.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2007</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Spread of BTTF Fan Culture</div><div class='timeline-text'>Fan celebrations and themed parties spread, demonstrating the longevity and enduring impact of the "Back to the Future" series.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>25th Anniversary Celebrations</div><div class='timeline-text'>Across the globe, fans marked the 25th anniversary of the film's release with screenings, conventions, and celebrations.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Back to the Future Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first official celebration of Back to the Future Day took place on October 21st, marking the future date depicted in the second installment of the trilogy.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Back to the Future Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch the movie</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your family, friends, or co-workers and watch  Back to the Future. You can even dress up like the characters, or recreate some of the iconic scenes.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Listen to the soundtrack</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put together a playlist of all of your favorite songs from the soundtrack and listen while you enjoy all of Back to the Future’s classic hits, like “The Power of Love” and “Johnny B. Goode”.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit Universal Studios</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you're lucky enough to live close to Universal Studios in Hollywood, head on over and check out their annual celebration of Back to the Future Day. Take pictures in front of their iconic DeLorean time machine and grab a bite at one of their themed restaurants.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go hoverboarding</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Grab a hoverboard (or make your own!) and get ready for an epic ride through town. Get creative with your moves; try some tricks, dance around, and have fun!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a trivia night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Host a Back to the Future themed trivia night at home or in your office. If you think you know it all, challenge your friends and see who is the biggest fan.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Back to the Future Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It celebrates a classic movie</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The Back to the Future series was a groundbreaking movie trilogy that charmed audiences around the world. It's an iconic hero's journey story with a comedic twist, and has become a pop culture phenomenon for generations of fans.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It brings people together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>It's amazing how just one event can bring so many different types of people together. On Back to the Future Day, you'll find old fans reminiscing about their favorite moments from the movies as well as new fans ready to experience it for the first time - all united in their admiration for this classic series!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It promotes nostalgia</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether you grew up watching the original trilogy or are revisiting these timeless classics now, celebrating Back to the Future Day is sure to evoke feelings of nostalgia for fans of all ages. It's also a great chance to introduce newer generations to this incredible franchise so they can experience some of the same magic!</p></div></div>

5 Unbelievable Back to the Future Day Facts

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>"Back to the Future" was a Box Office Hit</h3><p class='facts-content'>The original "Back to the Future" movie was a huge commercial success, grossing over $381 million worldwide against its $19 million budget. This success played a huge role in the creation of the franchise's multiple sequels, spin-offs, and merchandise.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The DeLorean Was Not the Initial Choice for the Time Machine</h3><p class='facts-content'>The DeLorean car is now nearly synonymous with "Back to the Future," but it wasn't the creators' first choice for a time machine. Initially, they wanted to use a refrigerator, but later changed it to the iconic vehicle fearing children might imitate the film and get trapped in fridges.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>President Ronald Reagan Quoted the Movie in his Speech</h3><p class='facts-content'>President Ronald Reagan loved the joke in "Back to the Future" where Doc Brown couldn’t believe an actor could be president. Reagan enjoyed it so much that he quoted “Where we’re going, we don’t need roads,” in his 1986 State of the Union Address.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Elvis Presley is in "Back to the Future"</h3><p class='facts-content'>In the "Enchantment Under The Sea" scene in "Back to the Future", one can spot an extra who looks suspiciously like Elvis Presley. Though it's unconfirmed if this was a deliberate cameo, fans like to think of it as a fun hidden detail.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Hoverboards Were Pure Movie Magic</h3><p class='facts-content'>The hoverboards in "Back to the Future Part II" captured the audience's imagination, but sadly, they were pure movie magic. The floating skateboards were created using a combination of visual effects techniques and practical wire removal.</p></div></div>

Back to the Future Day FAQs

When is Back to the Future Day?

Back to the Future Day is celebrated on October 21 every year. In 2024 Back to the Future Day will occur on a Monday.

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