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By On This Day in NYC's History

NEW YORK’S DISCO KING

On December 14, 1977: Saturday Night Fever, starring John Travolta, premiered in New York City. A NYC film classic, the film created a superstar out of John Travolta and brought the sounds of disco to the entire country. The film itself, a portrait of New York, has been deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and has been preserved by the National Film Registry.

THE UN IN NYC

On December 14, 1946: The United Nations General Assembly voted to establish its HQ in New York City. Designed by a board of architects originating from across the globe, one of the buildings was designed jointly by architecture legends Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer. An impressive art collection is housed in the headquarters.

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PATTY DUKE

On December 14, 1946: Actress and mental health activist Patty Duke was born in Elmhurst, Queens. After winning an Academy Award for Best Actress at only 16, she was given her own eponymous show which won her a Emmy nomination.

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