What Happened on January 8, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Harvey Milk becomes the 1st openly gay person elected to public office in California

American Politician Harvey Milk
American Politician
Harvey Milk
  • Israeli government votes to 'strengthen' settlements in occupied Sinai

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

TV series "All Creatures Great and Small" debuts on BBC TV, based on the books by James Herriot, starring Robert hardy and Christopher Timothy

Novelist James Herriot
James Herriot

Famous Birthdays

  • Boris Avrukh, Israeli chess grandmaster

Famous Deaths

  • Walter Keirnan, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret), dies at 75