What Happened on January 14, 1978

Historical Events

Sex Pistols' Break Up

British punk rock band Sex Pistols hold what becomes their final concert at Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California

Famous Birthdays

  • Just Blaze [Justin Smith], American hip hop producer, born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Shawn Crawford, American sprinter, born in Van Wyck, South Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Blossom Rock [Edith Marie Blossom MacDonald], American actress (Grandmamma-The Addams Family), dies at 81
  • Harold Abrahams, British athlete (Olympic gold 100m, silver 4x100m 1924; depicted in film "Chariots of Fire"), dies at 78
  • Kurt Gödel, Austrian-American mathematician (Gödel's incompleteness theorems), dies at 71
  • Robert Heger, composer, dies at 91
1978 Highlights

About January 14, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 45 years and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Makar Sankranti / Pongal (India)

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Baby Come Back - Player
  • UK #1 Song: Mull Of Kintyre/Girls' School - Wings