On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1978

Historical Events


#1 in the ChartsSaturday Night Fever Goes #1

Bee Gees' album "Saturday Night Fever" goes #1 for 24 weeks

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The Bee Gees collect a Billboard #1 Music Award for Saturday Night Fever
The Bee Gees collect a Billboard #1 Music Award for Saturday Night Fever
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  • Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán becomes undisputed world lightweight champion with a 12th-round TKO of Esteban De Jesus at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; defends his WBA title for 12th time, also takes De Jesus’ WBC title

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrei Zyuzin, Russian ice hockey player
  • Faris al-Sultan, German-Iraqi triathlete
  • Phil Stacey, American Idol finalist
  • Tamir "Nokio" Ruffin, American Singer

Famous Deaths

  • Freda Utley, British scholar and author. (b. 1898)
1978 Highlights

About January 21, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius