What Happened on December 14, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday

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
  • 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) and diplomat, dies at 92