Let’s Put the “Back to the Future” Fake Date Posts to Rest


May 2, 2013 4:30 PM by Smash

I may or may not have written about this already. Judging by the search I did, it looks like I haven’t. If I did already, you’re getting it again.

I feel like these pop up every other day. It’s always on Facebook and someone is always sharing the picture. “Holy shit! It’s the Back to the Future day!” No…no it’s not.

In the first Back to the Future Marty travels back to November 5th, 1955…as seen in this screenshot from the movie:

screenshot_86The second film is the one everyone keeps switching the date on. I’m not sure why people feel the need to do that, but I guess likes are pretty important to some people. It’s literally done every year, and usually several times a year. In Back to the Future II, Marty travels to the future, 30 years forward to October 21st, 2015. Not May 1st, 2013, not July 5th, 2010, OCTOBER 21st, 2015.

Screen shot 2013-05-02 at 10.55.11 AMHere’s a simple way to remember whenever these pop up:

The movies are based in 1985.

-30 years (Part I): 1955

+30 years (Part II): 2015

Now we can stop believing everything we see on Facebook. You’re welcome.

One thought on “Let’s Put the “Back to the Future” Fake Date Posts to Rest

  1. Man, Thanks for this.
    I don’t know why I let this subject annoy me so much but now at least I know that I’m not alone.

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