What Happened on July 13, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Albania drops diplomatic relations with People's Republic of China
  • Alexander Ginzburg sentenced by Soviet court to 8 years
  • Lee Lacocca fired as president of the Ford Motor Company by chairman Henry Ford II
  • Russian dissidents Ginsburg, Piatkus and Sjtsjaranki sentenced to work camps
  • Walter Poenisch completes swim of 207 km from Cuba to Florida

Famous Birthdays

  • Ryan Ludwick, American baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Antonio Veretti, composer, dies at 78