On This Day

What Happened on December 7, 1978

Historical Events


Sports record brokenNHL Record

Islander's Mike Bossy's 1st career hat trick

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy

Famous Birthdays

  • Chad Dukes, American radio personality, born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Frankie J. [Francisco Javier Bautista, Jr.], Mexican-American singer (Kumbia Kings), born in Tijuana, Mexico
  • Shiri Appleby, American actress (Roswell), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Wetmore, American ornithologist (b. 1886)
1978 Highlights

About December 7, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius