On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1978

Historical Events

  • 1st postage stamp copyrighted by US (Carl Sandburg stamp)
  • US hand over St Stephan crown to Hungary

Famous Birthdays

  • Casey Fossum, American baseball player, born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
  • Nikki Einfeld, Canadian coloratura soprano, born in Manitoba
  • Steve Hartsell, American pairs skater (& Danielle Hartsell), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Tara Spencer-Nairn, Canadian actress, born in Montreal, Canada

Famous Deaths

  • Burt Munro, New Zealand motorcycle racer, dies at 78 (b. 1899)
  • John D. MacArthur, American insurance billionaire, dies at 80
1978 Highlights

About January 6, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn