What Happened on October 14, 1978

Historical Events

Film & TV History

1st TV movie from a TV series-"Rescue from Gilligan's Island"

  • China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

Sports History

Despite Denis Potvin hat trick in 3:21 NY Islanders lose 7-10 making Islander record when scoring a hat trick-22-2-1

Sports History

NY outfielder Reggie Jackson causes World Series controversy; interferes with a throw to 1st, deflects ball away during Yankees, 4-3 Game 4 win over LA Dodgers at Yankee Stadium


Famous Birthdays

  • Javon Walker, American football player
  • Justin Brannan, American musician (Most Precious Blood), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Paul Hunter, English snooker player (Masters 2001, 02, 04), born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England (d. 2006)
  • Ryan Church, American baseball player
  • Steven Thompson, Scottish footballer

UsherUsher (44 years old)

American singer (My Way, Confessions) and actor, born in Dallas, Texas


1978 Highlights

About October 14, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Kiss You All Over - Exile
  • UK #1 Song: Summer Nights - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John