On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" film, based on the Beatles' album of the same name, premieres in NYC
  • Bolivian military coup under General Juan Pereda, President Hugo Banzer flees
  • US Postal Service & unions agree on a contract averting mail strike
  • World's strongest dog, 80-kg St Bernard, pulls 2909-kg load 27 m

Famous Birthdays

  • Damian Marley, Jamaican musician
  • Gary Teale, Scottish football player
  • Josh Hartnett, American actor and movie producer, born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Justin Bartha, American actor
  • Kyoko Iwasaki, Japanese swimmer (Olympic gold 200m breaststroke 1992), born in Numazu, Japan
  • Kyoko Iwosoki, Japan, 100m breaststroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1992, 96)