What Happened on January 25, 1978

Historical Events

Sports History

MLB San Diego Padres trade pitcher Dave Tomlin & $125,000 to Texas Rangers for Gaylord Perry (He wins 1978 Cy Young Award)

  • Muriel Humphrey (D-Mn) appointed to fill late husband's Senate seat

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlene Princess of Monaco [Charlene Wittstock], Zimbabwean South African born wife of Prince Albert II, and Olympic swimmer, born in Bulawayo, Rhodesia
  • Denis Menchov, Russian cyclist, born in Oryol, Russia
  • Derrick Turnbow, American baseball player, born in Union City, Tennessee
  • Jason Roberts, English-born footballer, born in London, United Kingdom

Volodymyr ZelenskyVolodymyr Zelensky (45 years old)

Ukrainian actor (Servant of the People), comedian, and President of Ukraine (2019-), born in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine, Soviet Union


Famous Deaths

  • Tango Duke, dies in Australia at 42; oldest known thoroughbred horse
1978 Highlights

About January 25, 1978

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 45 years and 7 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