On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1978

Historical Events

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

4th People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and James Garner & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

Actor John Wayne
John Wayne
Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
  • Bob Backland beats "Superstar" Billy Graham in NY, to become WWF wrestling champion
  • Egypt announces it is pulling its diplomats out of Cyprus

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrea Moody, Abbotsford BC, 4X100 swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • Chelsea Peretti, American comedian and actress (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), born in Oakland, California
  • Jakki Degg, English glamour model/actress
  • Jay Hernandez, American actor
  • Julia Jentsch, German actress
  • Lauren Ambrose, American actress
1978 Highlights

About February 20, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Washington's Birthday (United States)

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces