On This Day

What Happened on April 22, 1978

Historical Events

  • 23rd Eurovision Song Contest: Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta for Israel wins singing "A-Ba-Ni-Bi" in Paris
  • Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Earl Anthony

Famous Birthdays

  • Esteban Tuero, Argentinian race car driver
  • Ezekiel Jacskon [Stephens], Guyanese-American professional wrestler (2007-15), born in Linden, Guyana
  • Jason Stollsteimer, American singer (The Von Bondies)
  • Paul Malakwen Kosgei, Kenyan long-distance and marathon runner, born in Marakwet, Kenya

Famous Deaths

  • Will Geer [William Aughe Ghere], American actor (Salt of the Earth, The Waltons), dies at 76
1978 Highlights

About April 22, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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