On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1978

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Australian cricket fast bowler Rodney Hogg debuts in 1st Test v England in Brisbane; after Australia all out 116, Hogg makes instant impact by dismissing both high profile England openers Graham Gooch (2) and Geoff Boycott (13)

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Jimmy Carter more than doubles national park system size

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Mat Kearney, American singer and songwriter
1978 Highlights

About December 1, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius