On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1978

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova wins her first WTA Tour Championship; beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley of Australia 7-6, 6-4 at Oakland Coliseum Arena

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jamaican batsman Basil Williams scores 100 on debut for the West Indies in Australia's 3 wicket 3rd Test victory in Georgetown, Guyana
  • TV soap show "Dallas" starring Larry Hagman and Barbara Bel Geddes premieres on CBS (as a 5 week mini-series)
  • Velcro was 1st put on the market
1978 Highlights

About April 2, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years and 11 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries