On this day: December 10

POSTED: 12:41 AM PST Dec 09, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 09, 2014 

"Huckleberry Finn" is first published, the first Nobel Prizes are awarded, the first transcontinental flight ends, Playboy debuts, and "Avatar" premieres in theaters, all on this day.

OTD December 10 - The Towering Inferno
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20th Century Fox

1974: The all-star disaster film "The Towering Inferno" premieres in New York City. The film, whose cast included Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden, Faye Dunaway and Fred Astaire, proved to be a critical success, earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture and becoming the highest grossing film released in 1974.

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