On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1978

Historical Events

  • 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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Pete Rose ties NL hitting streak of 37 games

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

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? 42 years, 4 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo