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
  • Justin Brannan, American musician, writer
  • 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, 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? 41 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra