What Happened on January 29, 1978

Historical Events

  • JoAnne Carner wins Colgate Triple Crown Match-Play Golf Championship
  • Sweden outlaws aerosol sprays due to their harmful effect on the ozone layer, becoming the first nation to enact such a ban

Famous Birthdays

  • Martin Schmitt, German ski jumper, born in Villingen-Schwenningen, West Germany
  • Rob Bironas, American football placekicker, 2005-13 (Tennessee Titans), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2014)

Famous Deaths

  • Tim McCoy, American actor (Arizona Bound) and soldier, dies at 86
1978 Highlights

About January 29, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
  • UK #1 Song: Up Town Top Ranking - Althia & Donna