On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1978

Historical Events

  • 43rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 34-16 in Birmingham

Music release#1 in the Charts

Neil Diamond & Barbra Streisand's "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" hits #1

Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond
Singer-songwriter
Neil Diamond
Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Protesters chant "Allah is great" at an Anti-Shah protest in Tehran, Iran
  • Sunil Gavaskar scores his second double century (205) in Test cricket (as well as 73 on the final day) to guide India to a draw against the West Indies in the 1st Test in Bombay
  • The Sporting News announces Baltimore Orioles shortstop Mark Belanger winner of his 8th (and final) MLB Gold Glove Award

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Wolstenholme, British musician and bassist (Muse), born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England
  • Jarron Collins, American basketball center (Utah Jazz; assistant coach GS Warriors NBA C'ships 2015, 17-18), born in Northridge, California
  • Jason Collins, American basketball canter (first openly gay athlete to play in any major North American pro sports league), born in Northridge, California
  • MaĆ«lle Ricker, Canadian snowboarder (Olympic gold snowboard cross 2010; World C'ship gold 2005, 13), born in North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Nelly Furtado, Canadian singer and songwriter (I'm Like a Bird), born in Victoria, British Columbia
1978 Highlights

About December 2, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius