On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1978

Historical Events


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"The Bob Newhart Show" last airs on NBC-TV

Comedian and Actor Bob Newhart
Comedian and Actor
Bob Newhart
  • 132nd Grand National: Bob Davies aboard 14/1 chance Lucius wins by half a length from Sebastian V

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New York Islanders right wing Mike Bossy becomes first NHL rookie to score 50 goals in a season after scoring #50 and #51 in the closing moments in a 3-2 win over Washington

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Philippine College of Commerce becomes the Polytechnic University of the Philippines by presidential decree

Famous Birthdays

  • Antonio de Nigris, Mexican soccer striker (16 caps; Monterrey, Villarreal), born in Monterrey, Mexico (d. 2009)
  • Jean-Pierre Dumont, Canadian ice hockey right wing (World C'ship gold 2004; Buffalo Sabres, Nashville Predators), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Miroslava Vavrinec, Swiss tennis player (married to Roger Federer), born in Bojnice, Slovakia
1978 Highlights

About April 1, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries