Yeah, 4 is a pretty bad number for the Chinese, Japanise and I think Koreans. 14 is worse tho. 4 sounds like death but (iirc) 14 is "will die" or "certainly death" or something close to that. I had some stuff on it about here somewhere. But as i just moved to a new place, its in a box, 1 of many boxes. 4 or numbers with a 4 in are look upon as our western 13. But 14 is considered unlucky even by those who don't consider 4 or other numbers with 4 in to be unclucky.
On the other hand, 8 is very lucky.