On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1978

Historical Events

  • Frank Herbert completes his novel "Destination: Void"
  • International Ultraviolet Explorer placed in Earth orbit

Historic Event

Mário Soares forms Portuguese government

  • Strikers riot in Tunisia, killing about 40

Famous Birthdays

  • Corina Morariu, American tennis player, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Estéban Germán, Dominican baseball player, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Kelly Stables, American actress, born in St Louis, Missouri

Famous Deaths

  • Leo Genn, British lawyer and actor (Mourning Becomes Electra, Moby-Dick, Affair in Monte Carlo), dies at 72
1978 Highlights

About January 26, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Australia Day (Australia), Republic Day (India)

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