In 1985, Princess Diana and Prince Charles visited the White House for a gala dinner during the princess' first trip to the United States. It was during this event that she made international headlines by sharing a dance with John Travolta.
That dance became such an iconic moment that the dress Diana wore that night became forever known as the "Travolta dress." She actually wore it one more time for her official portrait in 1997, after which it was sold at auction to a Florida businesswoman for $363,424.
Looking back on that night, Travolta says it was "one of the highlights of [his] life" and "the best moment of the eighties."
"At midnight, I had to tap her on her shoulder, and I had to say, 'Would you care to dance?' She turned around and dipped her head in that Lady Diana way and we were off for 15 minutes dancing," recalls Travolta. "I’ll never forget it. I’m so honored that I was able to experience it, and I know for a fact that it was a highlight of being in the United States; it was her favorite moment. So I feel I made her life better; she made my life better; and I’m very sorry that she’s not here."