On this day: December 14

Published On: Dec 12 2012 10:12:02 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 14 2015 01:00:00 AM CST

George Washington dies, a spacecraft flies by Venus for the first time, Bob Dylan releases his first single, President George W. Bush ducks flying shoes, and tragedy hits Sandy Hook, all on this day.

OTD December 14 - Saturday Night Fever
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Paramount Pictures

1977: "Saturday Night Fever" premieres in New York City. The dance movie, which stars John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney and Donna Pescow, made Travolta into a star and featured one of the best-selling soundtracks of all time. Travolta won a National Board of Review Award for Best Actor for his performance and also earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations.

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