On This Day

What Happened on July 6, 1978

Historical Events

  • A sleeping car catches fire in Taunton, Somerset killing twelve people
  • Israeli jet fighters swooped over mostly Muslim West Beirut

Famous Birthdays

  • Kevin Senio, New Zealand rugby player, born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Tamera Mowry, American twin actress (Sister, sister), born in Gelnhausen, West Germany
  • Tia Mowry, American twin actress (Sister, sister), born in Gelnhausen, West Germany

Famous Weddings

Tammy Wynette

American country singer Tammy Wynette (36) weds record producer George Richey (42) in Florida

1978 Highlights

About July 6, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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