What Happened on January 20, 1978

Historical Events

  • Columbia Pictures pays $9.5 million for movie rights to "Annie"

Famous Birthdays

  • Allan Søgaard, Danish football player, born in Brædstrup, Denmark
  • Joy Giovanni, American actress & glamour model, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Omar Sy, French actor (Lupin), born in Trappes, France
  • Sonja Kesselschläger, German heptathlete, born in Finsterwalde, Germany
Born in 1978

Famous Deaths

  • Dit Clapper, Canadian ice hockey player (NHL Hall of Fame, Boston Bruins), dies at 70
1978 Highlights

About January 20, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 2 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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