On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1978

Historical Events

  • B├╝lent Ecevit becomes Prime Minister of Turkey for the 3rd time

Music ConcertSex Pistols' Break Up

Start of the Sex Pistols final tour in Atlanta, Georgia
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Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978

Famous Birthdays

  • Franck Montagny, French Formula One driver, born in Feurs, France
  • January Jones, American actress, born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Sabrina Harman, American military figure and accused torturer, born in Lorton, Virginia
1978 Highlights

About January 5, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 6 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn