What Happened on April 14, 1978

Historical Events

  • David Hare's play "Plenty" premieres in London
  • Korean Air Lines Boeing 707, fired on by Soviets, crashes in Russia
  • Thousands of Georgians demonstrate in the capital Tbilisi against Soviet attempts to change the constitutional status of the Georgian language
  • WRR-AM in Dallas Texas changes call letters to KAAM

Famous Birthdays

  • Paul O'Brien, South African-Australian actor, born in South Africa

Famous Divorces

Danielle Steel

Novelist Danielle Steel (30) divorces Danny Zugelder after almost 3 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Joe Gordon, American Baseball HOF 2nd baseman (World Series 1938, 39, 41, 43 NY Yankees; 1948 Cleveland Indians; AL MVP 1942; 9 x MLB All Star), dies of a heart attack at 63
1978 Highlights

About April 14, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Night Fever - Bee Gees
  • UK #1 Song: Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs - Brian & Michael