On This Day

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 interestEvent of Interest

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

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter

Famous Birthdays

  • Gunter Van Handenhoven, Belgian footballer
  • Kaine, American rapper (Ying Yang Twins)

Famous Deaths

  • Blanche Calloway, American singer/dancer/radio hostess, dies at 76
1978 Highlights

About December 16, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius