On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1978

Historical Events


Music awardsMusic Awards

5th American Music Awards: Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac & C Twitty

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder
  • Soyuz 27 returns to Earth

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfredo Amézaga, Mexican baseball player, born in Ciudad Obregón, Mexico

Famous Deaths

  • Virginia Pope, American fashion editor (New York Times), dies at 92
1978 Highlights

About January 16, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn