On This Day

What Happened on January 25, 1978

Historical Events

  • Muriel Humphrey (D-Mn) appointed to fill late husband's Senate seat
  • Padres trade pitcher Dave Tomlin & $125,000 to Rangers for Gaylord Perry (He wins 1978 Cy Young Award)

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 Zelensky, Ukrainian comedian & politician, President of Ukraine (2019-), born in Kryvyi Rih, Ukrainian SSR

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? 42 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius