On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1978

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" film starring The Bee Gees, 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? 43 years, 5 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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