On this day: December 14

Posted: 11:12 PM EST Dec 12, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EST Dec 14, 2014

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 - Peter O'Toole
1 / 39
Kevin Winter/Getty Images

2013: Irish actor Peter O'Toole, perhaps best known for playing T. E. Lawrence in "Lawrence of Arabia," dies in his sleep at age 81 in London, England. O'Toole holds the record for most Academy Award nominations without a win, earning nods for "Lawrence of Arabia," "Becket," "The Lion in Winter," "Goodbye, Mr. Chips," "The Ruling Class," "The Stunt Man," "My Favorite Year" and "Venus." He acknowledged in 2012 that his acting career had ended, bidding a "profoundly grateful farewell" to the industry.


Most Viewed on WFMZ.com


Slideshow Of The Day

  • Cynthia Robinson, The Family Stone trumpeter

    Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel

    Notable deaths of 2015

    Here is a list of some of the notable public figures, athletes, musicians, artists and actors we've lost in 2015.

On this Day

  • Concorde's last flight, 2003

    Ian Waldie/Getty Images

    On this day: November 26

    Thanksgiving Day becomes an official holiday, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is published, the NHL is formed, "Casablanca" premieres, and the Concorde lands for the last time, all on this day.