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 [Eric Jackson], American rapper (Ying Yang Twins - U.S.A. (United State of Atlanta)), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Famous Deaths

  • Blanche Calloway, American jazz vocalist, band leader (Twelve Clouds of Joy), civil rights activist, and broadcaster, dies of breast cancer at 76
1978 Highlights

About December 16, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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