On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 1978

Historical Events

  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Ali Curtis, American soccer player

Person of interestKatie Holmes

Katie Holmes, American actress (Dawson's Creek, Batman Begins), born in Toledo, Ohio

Actress Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes
  • Naomi Lang, Arcata California, dance skater (with partner Peter Tchernyshev)
1978 Highlights

About December 18, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius