On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 1978

Historical Events

  • Eddie Mathews elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Judge William H. Webster appointed head of FBI

CarVolkswagen Beetle

The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW's plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America would continue until 2003.

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The last edition of an 'old style' VW Beetle
The last edition of an 'old style' VW Beetle
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1978 Highlights

About January 19, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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