What Happened on April 17, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 63,500,000 shares traded on NY stock exchange (record)
  • 82nd Boston Marathon: Bill Rodgers of United States 1st man in 2:10:13 and Gayle Barron of United States 1st woman in 2:44:52
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Carl Sagan for "Dragons of Eden"

Famous Birthdays

  • Bilal Abdul-samad, rocker (Boys)
  • Jason White, Scottish rugby player