On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1978

Historical Events

  • 63,500,000 shares traded on NY stock exchange (record)
  • 82nd Boston Marathon: US double; Bill Rodgers wins his 2nd men's title in 2:10:13; Gayle Barron women's champion in 2:44:52
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Carl Sagan for "Dragons of Eden"

Famous Birthdays

  • Bilal Abdul-samad, American rocker (Boys), born in Carson, California
  • Jason White, Scottish rugby player, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
1978 Highlights

About April 17, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 2 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries