On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1978

Historical Events

  • 11 civilians and 1 RUC officer are killed and 30 wounded by a Provisional Irish Republican Army incendiary bomb at the La Mon Restaurant near Belfast

Famous Birthdays

  • Jacob Wetterling, American kidnapping victim, born in Long Praire, Minnesota (d. 1989)
1978 Highlights

About February 17, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius