On This Day

What Happened on July 7, 1978

Historical Events

  • NBA approves franchise swap; Buffalo Braves owner John Y. Brown and Harry Mangurian acquire Boston Celtics, while the Celtics owner Irv Levin gets Braves, later moved to San Diego to become the Clippers
  • Solomon Islands declares independence from UK

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova wins her first Grand Slam singles title beating Chris Evert 2-6, 6-4, 7-5


Famous Birthdays

  • Leonardo Morales, Venezuelan soccer goalkeeper (26 caps; Carabobo, Zulia), born in El Tigre, Venezuela
  • Misia [Misaki Itō], Japanese singer (Mother Father Brother Sister), born in Omura, Japan
1978 Highlights

About July 7, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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