On This Day

What Happened on May 14, 1978

Historical Events

  • "Working" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • First round of the presidential elections in Upper Volta

Famous Birthdays

  • AndrĂ© Macanga, Angolan footballer
  • Brent Harvey, Australian footballer
  • Eddie House, American basketball player
  • Gustavo Varela, Uruguayan footballer
  • Heather Brink, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Lincoln, Nebraska

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Lear, American engineer, manufacturer and CEO (Lear Jet Corp), dies at 75
1978 Highlights

About May 14, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 4 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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