What Happened on December 28, 1978

Historical Events

Sports History

30th hat trick in Islander history (Mike Bossy)

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Coyne, Australian footballer (Bayswater City SC), born in Brisbane, Australia

John Legend (44 years old)

American EGOT (Emmy; Grammy; Oscar; and Tony Awards winner), piano player; singer-songwriter ("All Of Me"; "Glory"), producer, actor (Jesus Christ, Superstar), and television personality (The Voice), born in Springfield, Ohio

Born in 1978

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Winston, US jeweler for the "rich & famous", dies at 82
1978 Highlights

About December 28, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Le Freak - Chic
  • UK #1 Song: Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord - Boney M