14th of October, 1978

The 14th of October, 1978, fell on a Saturday. Day 287 of 1978. Decade: 1970s.

41 years, 7 months and 17 days have passed since the 14th of October, 1978.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Usher: Singer.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 14th of October, 1978:

  • United States: Kiss You All Over - Exile
  • United Kingdom: Summer Nights - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John

News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 14th of October, 1978.

  • Billy Joel - "Just the Way You Are"

    "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel would go on to win a Grammy for 1978's Song of the Year.

  • Time Person of the Year: 1978.

    China's Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1978 after he overthrew Hua Guofeng and became the "Supreme Leader" of China.

  • The Deer Hunter

    "The Deer Hunter" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1978.

  • 1978 in movies.

    Movies released in 1978 included Grease, Superman, Animal House, Every Which Way but Loose, Heaven Can Wait, Hooper, Jaws 2, Revenge of the Pink Panther, The Deer Hunter, Halloween, Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Dawn of the Dead.

  • 1978 in music.

    Popular music artists in 1978 included Andy Gibb, The Bee Gees, Debby Boone, Exile, Player, A Taste of Honey, Commodores, Frankie Valli, Kate Bush, John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, Eric Clapton, Paul Davis and Samantha Sang.

  • Iranian Revolution

    Between January, 1978 and February, 1979, a revolutionary movement formed in Iran. This eventually led to the overthrow of the monarchy and the establishment of an Islamic Republic led by Ayatollah Khomeini.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 41 years, 7 months and 17 days have passed since the 14th of October, 1978.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 41 of 1978.
  • Leap Year: 1978 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 14th of October, 1978, will be 41 years of age.
  • People born in 1978 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 277167600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 14th of October, 1978:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 14th of October, 1978, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1978 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 14th of October, 1978 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Mork & Mindy - Comedy TV show about an alien called Mork. Starring Robin Williams.
  • Taxi - American sitcom starring Andy Kaufman and Danny DeVito.
  • Dallas - Soap opera.
  • The Incredible Hulk - Starring Lou Ferrigno.
  • The Love Boat - Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.
  • Chips - TV show about two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers called Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.
  • Soap - Comedy series / satire about soap operas. Starring Billy Crystal as Jodie Dallas.
  • Eight Is Enough - Television series about the "Bradford brood" and their father.
  • Three's Company - Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.
  • Quincy, M.E. - TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.
  • Charlie's Angels - TV show about three female police academy-trained private detectives.
  • The Muppet Show - American TV show that included characters such as Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.

1978 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1978.

"Mork & Mindy" - "Battle of the Planets" - "The Muppet Show" - "Happy Days" - "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" - "All in the Family" - "Sesame Street" - "The Pink Panther Show" - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" - "The Bugs Bunny Show" - "Captain Kangaroo"


1978 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1978:

  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Simon (memory game)
  • Shogun Warriors
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Kenner Star Wars action figures
  • Atari 2600
  • Star Wars action figures
  • Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
  • Lego Technic
  • Stretch Armstrong
  • Micronauts
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Connect Four
  • Magna Doodle
  • Baby Alive (doll)
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • Battleship (game)

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 14th of October:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 14th of October, 1978.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 14th of October, 1978 was probably conceived around the 4th of January, 1978. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 14th of October, 1978 is the 24th of July, 1979. (Rough Estimate).

Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Space Invaders - Shooter arcade game.
  • Breakout - Arcade game published by Atari.
  • Gun Fight - Wild West themed arcade shooter game.

14th of October

Events that have occurred on the 14th of October:


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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 14th of October, 1978.

  • 15,205 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,313,712,000 seconds have passed since the 14th of October, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,532,664,000 times.
  • Since the 14th of October, 1978, earth has travelled approximately 677,875,392,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 218,952,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 112,979,232 steps. That's about 50,213 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,764,544 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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