What Happened on April 17, 1978

Historical Events

  • 63,500,000 shares traded on NY stock exchange (record)

Boston Marathon

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

Historic Event

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? 44 years, 7 months and 21 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