On This Day

What Happened on December 29, 1978

Historical Events

Historic Event

Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi asks Shapour Bahktiar to form a civilian government

  • Spain constitution goes into effect
  • Test Cricket debut of Allan Robert Border, v England at the MCG

Famous Birthdays

  • Kieron Dyer, English football player, born in Ipswich, United Kingdom
  • LaToya London, American R&B and soul singer, born in San Francisco, California
1978 Highlights

About December 29, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 4 months and 19 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