On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1978

Historical Events

  • Pioneer-Venus 2 Multi-probe launched to Venus
  • Sandro Pertini elected the 7th President of the Italian Republic

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Björn Borg of Sweden wins his 3rd straight Wimbledon singles crown; beats American Jimmy Connors 6-2, 6-2, 6-3

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors

1978 Highlights

About July 8, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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