On This Day

What Happened on September 14, 1978

Historical Events

  • Braves' Jim Bouton, 38, beats Giants, his 1st win since 1970
  • Portugal government of Da Costa falls
  • The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode over 50 bombs in towns across Northern Ireland over the next 5 days, injuring 37 people

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Cohen, English rugby union footballer, born in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
  • Carmen Kass, Estonian model (estimated to have been the second-highest-paid model in the world in 2002), born in Talinn, Estonia
  • Danielle Peck, American country music singer ("Findin' a Good Man"), born in Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • Ron DeSantis, American politician, Governor of Florida (2019-), Rep-D-Florida (2013-18), born in Jacksonville, Florida
1978 Highlights

About September 14, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 2 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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