What Happened on December 16, 1978

Historical Events

  • Cleveland, Ohio becomes the first post-Depression era city to default on its loans, owing $14,000,000 to local banks.

Event of Interest

Ronald Reagan denounces President Jimmy Carter's recognition of People's Republic of China

Famous Birthdays

  • Gunter Van Handenhoven, Belgian footballer
  • Kaine [Eric Jackson], American rapper (Ying Yang Twins - U.S.A. (United State of Atlanta)), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • RyĆ»suke Hamaguchi, Japanese director (Drive my Car), born in Kanagawa, Japan
Born in 1978

Famous Deaths

  • Blanche Calloway, American jazz vocalist, bandleader (Twelve Clouds of Joy), civil rights activist, and broadcaster, dies of breast cancer at 76

About December 16, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

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