On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1978

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Costante Girardengo, Italian cyclist (b. 1893)
  • Herbert Kappler, German head of Nazi police and security services (SS) in Rome during WWII, dies at 70
  • Julio Jaramillo, Ecuadorian singer (b. 1935)
  • 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? 42 years, 8 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius