What Happened on July 10, 1978

Historical Events

  • Bloodless military coup in Mauritania, President Moktar flees

Film & TV History

World News Tonight premieres on ABC with Max Robinson the first black anchor on a network newscast in the US

Famous Birthdays

  • Jesse Lacey, American indie rock singer and guitarist (Brand New) born in Levittown, New York
Born in 1978

Famous Deaths

  • Joe Davis, English snooker player (World Champion 1927-40, 1946), dies at 77
  • John D. Rockefeller III, American oil billionaire and philanthropist, dies in a car crash at 71
  • Michel Gusikoff, American violinist, concert master, and composer, dies at 85

About July 10, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 2 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer

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