Today in History: Dirty Dancing opens in Theaters

Dirty-DancingOn this day in 1987, Dirty Dancing, starring Patrick Swayze as a dance instructor at a summer resort, opened in theaters across the United States.

The film was a surprise box-office hit, earning some $64 million and turning Swayze into a Hollywood star.

The Dirty Dancing soundtrack went multi-platinum and included the hit singles “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song, “Hungry Eyes” by Eric Carmen and “She’s Like the Wind,” co-written and sung by Swayze himself.

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