What Happened on July 17, 1978

Historical Events

Sports History

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

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
Born in 1978

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? 44 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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

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