On This Day

What Happened on December 7, 1978

Historical Events

NHL Record

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

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? 43 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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