What Happened on February 9, 1978

Famous Birthdays

  • Airton DarĂ©, Brazilian racing driver
  • Daniel Mann, British television commentator
Born in 1978

Famous Deaths

  • Costante Girardengo, Italian cyclist (b. 1893)
  • Herbert Kappler, German head of Nazi police and security services (SS) in Rome during WWII and war criminal responsible for the Ardeatine massacre, dies at 70
  • Julio Jaramillo, Ecuadorian pasillo and ranchera singer, dies of peritonitis at 42
  • Kimberly Leach, killed by Ted Bundy in Lake City Fla at 12
1978 Highlights

About February 9, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
  • UK #1 Song: Figaro - Brotherhood Of Man