What Happened on January 19, 1978

Historical Events

  • Eddie Mathews elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Appointment of Interest

Judge William H. Webster is appointed Director of the FBI

Volkswagen Beetle

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

1978 History

About January 19, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 4 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Baby Come Back - Player
  • UK #1 Song: Mull Of Kintyre/Girls' School - Wings