On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1978

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

NY Yankee manager Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson fight in dug out after Jackson refuses to bunt, causing Martin to suspend him

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson

Famous Birthdays

  • Émilie Simon, French singer, born in Montpellier, France
  • Katharine Towne, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mike Hettinga, American professional wrestler, born in San Bernardino, California
  • Ricardo Arona, Brazilian mixed martial artist, born in Niterói, Brazil

Famous Deaths

  • Thayer David, actor (Rocky, Roots, Savages), dies at 51
1978 Highlights

About July 17, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 4 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer