What Happened on May 1, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st black mayor of New Orleans (Ernest Morial) inaugurated

Film release premierFilm Release

Jackie Chan's breakthrough film "Snake in the Eagle's Shadow" directed by Yuen Woo-ping, is released in Hong Kong

  • MVV soccer team forms in Maastricht
  • Naomi Uemura became 1st to reach North Pole overland alone

Famous Birthdays

  • Sachie Hara, Japanese actress

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actress and model Bianca Jagger files for divorce from Rolling Stone rocker Mick Jagger after 7 years of marriage on the grounds of his adultery with model Jerry Hall

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger

Famous Deaths

  • Aram Katchaturian, Russian composer (The Earth), dies at 74