On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1978

Historical Events


AgreementContract of Interest

Free agent Pete Rose signs 4-year, $32 million contract with Phillies becoming highest paid baseball player

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Islanders took 28 shots in 1 period vs Penguins, Penguins' Ross Lonsberry failed on 7th penalty shot against Islanders
  • Pioneer Venus 1 begins orbiting Venus
  • Sam Shepard's "Buried Child" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Marcelo Zalayeta, Uruguayan footballer (Juventus), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Olli Jokinen, Finnish ice hockey player, born in Kuopio, Finland
1978 Highlights

About December 5, 1978

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius