On This Day

What Happened on July 29, 1978

Historical Events

  • American Penny Dean swims English Channel in record 7 hrs, 40 min; record holds until 1995

Sports History

On Old Timer's Day, NY Yankees announce that Billy Martin will return as NY Yankee manager in 1980 and Bob Lemon will become GM

Famous Deaths

  • Glen Goins, American guitarist and singer (Parliament-Funkadelic - "Fantasy is Reality"), dies from Hodgkin's lymphoma at 24
  • Wesley LaViolette, American composer,conductor, poet, and educator dies at 84
1978 Highlights

About July 29, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 5 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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