On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1978

Historical Events

  • Director Roman Polanski skips bail & fled to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Harriet Tubman is 1st African American woman to be honored on a US postage stamp

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman
Abolitionist
Harriet Tubman

1978 Highlights

About February 1, 1978

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius