On This Day

What Happened on December 14, 1978

Historical Events

  • "Ballroom" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 116 performances
  • China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Kim St-Pierre, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Châteauguay, Canada
  • Martina Filjak, Croatian concert pianist, born in Zagreb, Croatia
  • Patty Schnyder, Swiss tennis player, born in Basel, Switzerland
  • Radu Sârbu, Moldovan singer (O-Zone), born in Peresecina, Moldova

Famous Deaths

  • Salvador de Madariaga y Rojo, Spanish writer (Englishmen, Frenchmen, Spaniards) & diplomat, dies at 92
1978 Highlights

About December 14, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius