On This Day

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 player, born in Louisville, Kentucky

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? 42 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius