On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1978

Historical Events


Music ConcertSex Pistols' Break Up

After a tumultuous final tour The Sex Pistols break up as a band, which is announced the following day

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Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
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Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Richard "Ricky" Wilson, British singer-songwriter (Kaiser Chiefs - "Ruby"), born in Keighley, West Yorkshire, England
1978 Highlights

About January 17, 1978

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 43 years and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn