On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1978

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, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Gary Teale, Scottish football player and coach, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Josh Hartnett, American actor and movie producer, born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Justin Bartha, American actor (National Treasure films), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Kyoko Iwasaki, Japanese swimmer (Olympic gold 200m breaststroke 1992), born in Numazu, Japan
1978 Highlights

About July 21, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer