What Happened on January 25, 1978

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Muriel Humphrey (D-Mn) appointed to fill late husband's Senate seat
  • Padres trade pitcher Dave Tomlin & $125,000 to Rangers for Gaylord Perry (He wins 1978 Cy Young Award)

Famous Birthdays

  • Denis Menchov, Russian cyclist
  • Derrick Turnbow, Major League Baseball Player
  • Jason Roberts, English-born footballer
  • Mandy Carraway, Miss Kansas Teen USA (1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Tango Duke, dies in Australia at 42; oldest known thoroughbred horse