On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1978

Historical Events

  • "Cheeseburger In Paradise" by Jimmy Buffett peaks at #32
  • Ron Guidry sets Yankee record with 18 strike-outs
  • The Provisional Irish Republican Army kill an RUC officer and kidnap another near Crossmaglen, County Armagh

Famous Birthdays

  • Isabelle Delobel, French ice dancer (World Champion 2008), born in Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • Kumiko Aso, Japanese actress, born in Sanmu, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Cully Richards, actor (Don't Call Me Charlie), dies at 68
1978 Highlights

About June 17, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini