On This Day

What Happened on April 27, 1978

Historical Events

  • Afghanistan revolution (National Day), pro-Russian military coup
  • Cooling tower collapses at a coal-fired power plant at Willow Island, West Virginia, kills 51

Famous Birthdays

  • Adamantia Kontogiorgi, Greek actress (Erotas), born in Paris

Famous Deaths

  • John Doeg, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1930), dies at 69
  • Mohammed Daoud Khan, Afghan politician, murdered at 68
1978 Highlights

About April 27, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus