On This Day

What Happened on July 13, 1978

Historical Events

  • Albania drops diplomatic relations with People's Republic of China
  • Alexander Ginzburg sentenced by Soviet court to 8 years

Music ConcertSex Pistols' Break Up

BBC bans Sex Pistols "No One is Innocent"

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Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious on stage during the band's last show at Winterland in San Francisco, January 14, 1978
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  • Lee Iacocca 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
1978 Highlights

About July 13, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 4 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer