On This Day

What Happened on January 25, 1978

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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

  • 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 and politician, President of Ukraine (2019-), born in Kryvyi Rih, Ukrainian SSR

Famous Deaths

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