On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1978

Historical Events

Sports History

Billy Martin resigns as Yankee manager after "one is a born liar the other a convicted one" comment about Steinbrenner and Jackson

  • Margaret Gardiner, of South Africa, crowned 27th Miss Universe

Baseball Record

Pete Rose ties NL hitting streak of 37 games

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Irons, American surfer (ASP World Champion 2002-04), born in Kauai, Hawaii (d. 2010)
1978 Highlights

About July 24, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 4 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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