On This Day

What Happened on April 7, 1978

Historical Events

  • Guttenberg bible sells for $2,000,000 in New York City

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Court of Appeals upholds Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's voiding of attempted player sales by A's owner Charlie Finley in June 1976

MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn
MLB Commissioner
Bowie Kuhn

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Jimmy Carter defers production of neutron bomb

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter

Famous Birthdays

  • Duncan James, British pop singer (Blue -"If You Come Back"), and actor (Hollyoaks), born in Dorset, England
  • Siobhan Drake-Brockman, Australian tennis player (1994 Port Pirie), born in Bunbury, Australia
  • Vladimir Voltchkov, Belarusian tennis player

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest Kanitz, Austrian-American composer, dies at 83
1978 Highlights

About April 7, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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