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October 14th, 1978.

October 14th, 1978, was a Saturday. It was day 287 of 1978. The decade was the 1970s.

42 years, 11 months and 3 days have passed since October 14th, 1978.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

Born on October 14th, 1978.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts.

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

  • United States: Kiss You All Over - Exile
  • United Kingdom: Summer Nights - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
Play the top hits from 1978.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1978. Take a trip back to the days of the Bee Gees, the Dire Straits, Eric Clapton and Frankie Valli.
Animal House

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Animal House" was at the top of the box office on October 14th, 1978.

Take me back to October 14th, 1978!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 14th, 1978 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In America, the song Kiss You All Over by Exile is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Summer Nights by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John is the number one hit song. Jimmy Carter is currently the President of the United States and the movie Animal House is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, James Callaghan is the current Prime Minister.

In fashion, clothes have become baggier and pants have become less flared. Sports clothing and the "disco look" are both popular at the moment. Women are wearing sundresses, strapless tops with t-shirts, shoulder pads, cardigans, knee-length skirts and daisy dukes. Meanwhile, men are wearing tracksuits, flare jeans, low-top sneakers and untucked collared shirts. Because it's 1978, the music charts are being dominated by the likes of the Bee Gees, John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, the Village People, Boney M and Andy Gibb. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Sid Vicious and John Wayne would be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Columbo.", "The Waltons", "Barnaby Jones" and "Good Times". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pursuit", "Gun Fight", "Breakout" and "Space Invaders". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" and "Battle of the Planets".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Easy-Bake Oven, Magna Doodle, Connect Four and Lego Technic.

News topics, fads & culture.

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

  • Iranian Revolution.

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1978?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1978?

    The best NBA players in 1978 were Bill Walton, Truck Robinson, Julius Erving, George Gervin and David Thompson.

  • Who were the best football players in 1978?

    Who were the best football players in 1978?

    In 1978, the best soccer players were Kevin Keegan, Hans Krankl, Rob Rensenbrink, Roberto Bettega, Paolo Rossi, Ronnie Hellström, Ruud Krol, Kenny Dalglish, Allan Simonsen and Peter Shilton.

  • The Deer Hunter.

    The Deer Hunter.

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

  • Billy Joel - "Just the Way You Are"

    Billy Joel - "Just the Way You Are"

    "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel won a Grammy for 1978's Song of the Year.

  • 1978 in movies.

    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.

  • Time Person of the Year: 1978.

    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.

  • 1978 in music.

    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.

  • Roller skates.

    Roller skates.

    The popularity of roller skates exploded during the later half of the 1970s.

  • Disco music.

    Disco music.

    In the second half of the 1970s, disco music became mainstream. During this period, nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 42 years, 11 months and 3 days have passed since October 14th, 1978.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 41 of 1978.
  • Leap Year: 1978 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 14th, 1978, will be 42 years of age.
  • Generation: 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 October 14th, 1978.

  • September 16th, 1978: 25,000 people are killed when an earthquake hits the Iranian city of Tabas.
  • September 17th, 1978: The Camp David Accords are signed by Israel and Egypt.
  • September 25th, 1978: 144 people are killed when PSA Flight 182 collides with a small aircraft in San Diego, California.
  • September 28th, 1978: Less than two months after being named as the new Pope, John Paul I passes away.
  • October 12th, 1978: Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious is arrested on suspicion of murdering his girlfriend Nancy Spungen.
  • This date: October 14th, 1978
  • October 16th, 1978: Pope John Paul II succeeds Pope John Paul I.
  • October 17th, 1978: The song "Y.M.C.A." is released by the Village People.
  • November 3rd, 1978: The first episode of "Diff'rent Strokes" is aired.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 14th, 1978, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1978 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 14th, 1978 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • Three's Company - Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.
  • Eight Is Enough - Television series about the "Bradford brood" and their father.
  • 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.
  • What's Happening!! - Comedy TV show about three young men called Raj, Dwayne and Rerun.
  • Laverne & Shirley - Series about two roommates called Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.
  • Wonder Woman - TV show about a superhero called Diana Prince.
  • Welcome Back, Kotter - Gabe Kotter returns to his old school as a teacher, where he's put in charge of "the Sweathogs".
  • Starsky & Hutch - Detectives David Starsky and Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson protect the streets of Bay City.
  • The Jeffersons - TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.
  • The Rockford Files - TV show about a Private Detective that was previously jailed for a crime that he didn't commit.
  • Little House on the Prairie - TV show that was set in the 1870s.

Kid's TV shows on October 14th, 1978.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1978.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1978.

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

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Space Invaders - Shooter arcade game.
  • Breakout - Arcade game published by Atari.
  • Gun Fight - Wild West themed arcade shooter game.
  • Pursuit - Arcade game where the player gets to control a World War I flying ace.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1978.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out October 14th, 1984 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 14th.

Eamon de Valera

Irish revolutionary leader. Deceased
Born on October 14th, 1882
He was not alive on this date.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

US President. Deceased
Born on October 14th, 1890
He was not alive on this date.

Roger Moore

English actor. Deceased
Born on October 14th, 1927
He turned 51 on this day in 1978.

Cliff Richard

British singer.
Born on October 14th, 1940
He turned 38 on this day in 1978.

Stacy Keibler

Wrestler.
Born on October 14th, 1979
She was born exactly one year after this date.

Rowan Blanchard

Actress.
Born on October 14th, 2001
She was born exactly 23 years after this date.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 14th, 1978.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 14th, 1978 was most likely conceived around the 4th of January, 1978.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 14th, 1978 is close to the 24th of July, 1979.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 15,679 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,239 weeks have passed.
  • 1,354,665,600 seconds have passed since the October 14th, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,580,443,200 times.
  • Since October 14th, 1978, the earth has travelled approximately 699,007,449,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 225,777,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 116,501,242 steps. That's about 51,778 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,255,987 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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