On This Day

What Happened on October 14, 1979

Historical Events

  • 100,000 demonstrate in Bonn against nuclear energy
  • 1st Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. by over 100,000 people
  • Flyers start 35 game unbeaten streak beating Toronto 4-3

Television Premiere

NBC premiere of U.S. TV adaptation of Helen Keller's life story "The Miracle Worker"

  • NHL NY Rangers retire Rod Gilbert's uniform number 7, the first number to be retired by the team

Sports History

NHL's greatest scorer Wayne Gretzky scores his 1st NHL goal

Famous Birthdays

  • Stacy Keibler, American actress / ex-professional wrestler
1979 Highlights

About October 14, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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