What Happened on January 8, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Harvey Milk becomes the 1st openly gay person elected to public office in California

American Politician Harvey Milk
American Politician
Harvey Milk
  • Israeli government votes to 'strengthen' settlements in occupied Sinai

Famous Birthdays

  • Boris Avrukh, Israeli chess grandmaster
  • Petra Minarova, Miss Czech Republic Universe (1997)

Famous Deaths

  • Walter Keirnan, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret), dies at 75