What Happened on January 26, 1978

Historical Events

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

Event of Interest

Mário Soares forms Portuguese government

  • Strikers riot in Tunisia, killing about 40
1978 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Corina Morariu, American tennis player (Wimbledon doubles 1999; Australian Open mixed doubles 2001), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Kelly Stables, American actress, born in St Louis, Missouri
Born in 1978

Famous Deaths

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

About January 26, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 4 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Baby Come Back - Player
  • UK #1 Song: Mull Of Kintyre/Girls' School - Wings