On This Day

What Happened on October 14, 1978

Historical Events

  • 1st TV movie from a TV series-"Rescue from Gilligan's Island"
  • China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NY Yank Reggie Jackson causes World Series controversy by getting in the way of a throw to 1st & deflects the ball away

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson

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

Person of interestUsher

Usher [Raymond IV], American singer (My Way, Confessions) and actor, born in Dallas, Texas

Singer Usher

1978 Highlights

About October 14, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra