On This Day

What Happened on December 11, 1978

Historical Events

  • 6 masked men bound 10 employees at Lufthansa cargo area at NYC Kennedy Airport & made off with $5.8m in cash & jewelry
  • NBC premiere of "A Woman Called Moses"

Famous Birthdays

  • Celine Sciamma, French film director (Tomboy), born in Paris, France

Famous Deaths

  • Paul O'Dea, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • Vincent du Vigneaud, American chemist and Nobel laureate (b. 1901)
1978 Highlights

About December 11, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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