On This Day

What Happened on July 23, 1978

Historical Events

  • 65th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
  • Franklin Bradshaw is murdered in Salt Lake City by his grandson Marc Schreuder at the instigation of his mother Frances Schreuder
  • Israeli government rejects Sadat's call for return of 2 Sinai areas

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mayence returns to helps Yankees win their 5th straight game

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Phillies Steve Carlton becomes 78th pitcher to win 200

Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton
  • US Open Women's Golf, CC of Indianapolis: Hollis Stacy successfully defends title by 1 stroke from Sally Little and JoAnne Carner

Famous Birthdays

  • Stefanie Sun, Singaporean singer
  • Stuart Elliott, Northern Irish footballer
1978 Highlights

About July 23, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 4 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo