TopGun Day is May 13th

Why is Top Gun Day May 13th?

MCDIREA EC002We intended for Top Gun Day to be observed on the day the movie was released, which was May 16th, 1986.  Problem is, that’s Iron Eagle Day.  I know, I know, that blows–the ugly step child gets the real day.   Actually, that’s not true, and as far as I know there is no Iron Eagle Day.   The real story is we screwed up when creating a few graphics and by the time we caught the error the word was already out.  It turns out that choosing the 13th was somewhat serendipitous because Top Gun’s 25th anniversary is in 2011–and it just so happens that Top Gun Day lands on a Friday that year!  Hemlock anyone?

Comments (7)

  • Wow! I didn’t know Top Gun was released on May 16th, 1986 – that was my 8th birthday! I’ve been a fan ever since =)

    Tom
    March 22nd, 2011 at 7:21 pm
  • Roger! Even better.

    May 18th, 2009 at 3:42 pm
  • wait….wouldn’t that make it on Friday the 13th?

    iTiZ Spades
    May 18th, 2009 at 3:05 pm
  • hell yeah

    shozo
    May 13th, 2009 at 7:29 pm
  • May 13th is the better day, all around. Especially since today is my BIRTHDAY!!! SCORE!

    Chuck
    May 13th, 2009 at 2:53 pm
  • Tim – It was on the table, but we are celebrating the movie more than the school. Bottom line, every day should be Top Gun Day!

    March 2nd, 2009 at 11:50 am
  • Um, dont you think Top Gun Day should be March 3rd?????? I mean really…..The first scene of the movie…

    On March 3, 1969 the United States Navy established an elite school for the top one percent of its pilots. Its purpose was to teach the lost art of aerial combat and to insure that the handful of men who graduated were the best fighter pilots in the world. They succeeded. Today, the Navy calls it Fighter Weapons School. The flyers call it: TOP GUN.

    Tim Davidson
    March 2nd, 2009 at 10:13 am

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