Random Facts About Dec. 14th
1962: A little-known folk singer-songwriter named Bob Dylan released his first single, "Mixed-Up Confusion", with Columbia Records. The debut single didn't gain much traction for the then up-and-comer, and went relatively unnoticed by the music industry and fans alike.
1977: John Travolta became a household name with the Dec. 14th release of a little movie called Saturday Night Fever, the smash-hit musical film about a working-class man who escapes on the weekends to the local Brooklyn discotheque. The film received much critical acclaim and is well regarded as one of the best films of the year, and even the decade.
1980: Six days after the shocking murder of John Lennon, Yoko Ono called for 10-minutes of silence around the world to remember his life and his legacy. Thousands of fans congregated in Central Park, his hometown of Liverpool, and in many major cities across the world to mourn his passing together.
1984: A great day for film fans! On Dec. 14th, 1984 David Lynch's Dune, John Carpenter's Starman, Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club, and the Oscar-winning A Passage to India made their theatrical debuts.
1991: Michael Jackson's eighth studio album, Dangerous, debuts at number one on Billboard's Pop Albums chart. The AMA and Grammy award-winning record featured four top ten Billboard Hot 100 singles, including "Remember the Time", "In the Closet", "Will You Be There", and the album's lead (and only #1) single, "Black and White".