Why Famous: Travolta shot to international stardom in the 1970s with iconic roles in Saturday Night Fever (1977), which precipitated the disco phenomenon on both sides of the Atlantic, and Grease (1978).
Though his career declined throughout the 1980s, he experienced a resurgence in the 1990s with films like Pulp Fiction (1994) and later films such as Wild Hogs (2007) and Hairspray (2007).
- 1991-09-05 Actor John Travolta weds actress Kelly Preston
- 1977-12-12 "Saturday Night Fever", a film starring John Travolta, premieres in NYC
- 1978-06-13 Film "Grease" opens, starring John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, based on the 1971 musical
- 1994-05-12 "Pulp Fiction", directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring John Travolta, Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson premieres at the Cannes Film Festival (Palme d'Or 1994)