What Happened on February 14, 1979

Historical Events

  • In Kabul, Muslims kidnap the American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs who is later killed during a gunfight between his kidnappers and police
  • Revival of Walter Donaldson and Gus Kahn's musical comedy "Whoopee!" opens at ANTA Theater, NYC; runs for 204 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Pablo Pallante, Uruguayan footballer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Adolph Dubs, US ambassador to Afghanistan, murdered

About February 14, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 7 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? - Rod Stewart
  • UK #1 Song: Heart Of Glass - Blondie