On This Day

What Happened on July 29, 1978

Historical Events

  • 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
  • Penny Dean swims English Channel in record 7h40m
  • Pioneer 11 transmits images of Saturn and its rings

Famous Deaths

  • Wesley La Violette, composer, dies at 84
1978 Highlights

About July 29, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 5 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo