Since its 1974 premiere, Happy Days has been one of the most iconic American sitcoms of all time. The series’ nostalgic look at the 1950s proved to be perfect for Americans dealing with the tumultuous early 1970s, making it one of the decade’s most successful sitcoms.
The series journey to overnight success was a tumultuous one however, with an unused pilot, rejection and several starts and stops. Even after it’s premiere, backstage drama and relationships permeated the show’s long run. Take a trip down memory lane with us as we look at 40 Happy Days facts you probably never knew.