What Happened on February 20, 1978

Historical Events

  • Bob Backland beats "Superstar" Billy Graham in NYC, to become WWF wrestling champion
  • Egypt announces it is pulling its diplomats out of Cyprus

Famous Birthdays

  • (Javier) "Jay" Hernandez, American actor (Crazy/Beautiful; Magnum PI), born in Montebello, California
  • 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
  • Julia Jentsch, German actress
  • Lauren Ambrose, American actress
1978 Highlights

About February 20, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 11 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Washington's Birthday (United States)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
  • UK #1 Song: Take A Chance On Me - Abba