What Happened on January 1, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Your Arm's Too Short..." closes at Lyceum NYC after 429 performances
  • AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Oakland Raiders 20-17
  • Air India B747 explodes near Bombay killing 213
  • Los Angeles Police chief Edward Davis retires from police force
  • News editor Donald Woods finally arrives in London after escaping the apartheid regime in South Africa
  • NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat Minnesota Vikings 23-6

Famous Birthdays

  • Nina Bott, German actress
  • Paramahamsa Sri Nithyananda, Indian spiritualist
  • Phillip Mulryne, Northern Irish footballer
  • Tarik O'Regan, British composer