What Happened on December 27, 1978

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • CBS Television's premiere of its version of "Les Miserables", starring Richard Jordan and Anthony Persins
  • King Juan Carlos ratifies Spain's 1st democratic constitution
  • Spain becomes a democracy after 40 years of dictatorship.

Famous Deaths

  • Bob de Lange, Dutch actor/director (Daniel), dies at 62
  • Chris Bell, rock guitarist (Big Star), dies at 27 in car crash
  • Houari Boum├ędienne, President of Algeria (b. 1932)