What Happened on July 13, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Albania drops diplomatic relations with China PR
  • Alexander Ginzburg sentenced by Soviet court to 8 years
  • BBC bans Sex Pistols "No One is Innocent"
  • Lee Iacocca fired as Ford Motor Pres by chairman Henry Ford II
  • Russian dissident Ginsburg/Piatkus/Sjtsjaranki sentence to work camp
  • Walter Poenisch completes swim of 207 km from Cuba to Florida

Famous Birthdays

  • Ryan Ludwick, American baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Antonio Veretti, composer, dies at 78