On This Day

What Happened on July 10, 1978

Historical Events

  • Bloodless military coup in Mauritania, President Moktar flees

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

1st African-American Network TV Anchor Max Robinson
1st African-American Network TV Anchor
Max Robinson

Famous Birthdays

  • Jesse Lacey, American musician (Brand New)

Famous Deaths

  • Joe Davis, English snooker player (World Champion 1927-40, 1946), dies at 77
  • Michel Gusikoff, American violinist and composer, dies at 85
1978 Highlights

About July 10, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer