On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1978

Historical Events

  • "History of the American Film" closes at ANTA NYC after 21 performances
  • Cardinals' Bob Forsch no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0, in St. Louis
  • NBC's premiere of miniseries "Holocaust"

Famous Birthdays

  • Lara Dutta, Indian actress, born in Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Matthew Lloyd, Australian rules footballer, born in Melbourne, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Lucius du Bignon Clay, American WWII general and military governor of West Germany, dies at 80
1978 Highlights

About April 16, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Night Fever - Bee Gees
  • UK #1 Song: Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs - Brian & Michael