On This Day

What Happened on January 11, 1978

Historical Events

  • Soyuz 27 links with Salyut 6 & Soyuz 26 (1st time 3 spacecraft link)

Famous Birthdays

  • Emile Heskey, English footballer, born in Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Holly Brisley, Australian actress, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Michael Duff, Northern Irish footballer, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • Ibn-e-Insha, Pakistani humorist and Urdu poet (b. 1927)
  • Michael Bates, English actor (Clockwork Orange, Salt & Pepper), dies at 57
1978 Highlights

About January 11, 1978

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn