What Happened on June 9, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) strikes down 148 year policy of excluding black men from priesthood
  • Gutenberg Bible (1 of 21) sells for $2.4 million, London

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Larry Holmes beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes

Famous Birthdays

  • Elizabeth Reid, Fairfax Va, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)
  • Lucia Povraznikova, Miss Slovak republic Universe (1997)
  • Matthew Bellamy, British musician (Muse)
  • Michaela Conlin, American actress
  • Miroslav Klose, German footballer
  • Shandi Finnessey, game hostess