On This Day

What Happened on February 14, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Whoopee!" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 204 performances
  • In Kabul, Muslims kidnap the American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs who is later killed during a gunfight between his kidnappers and police

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Adolph Dubs, US ambassador to Afghanistan, murdered