On This Day

What Happened on June 19, 1978

Historical Events

  • "Best Little Whorehouse..." opens at 46th St NYC for 1577 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Garfield, created by Jim Davis, 1st appears as a comic strip

Garfield Cartoonist Jim Davis
Garfield Cartoonist
Jim Davis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ian Botham takes 8-34 v Pakistan, his best Test cricket bowling

Cricketer Ian Botham
Ian Botham

Famous Birthdays

  • Claudio Vargas, Dominican baseball player
  • Dirk Nowitzki, German basketball power forward (NBA Finals MVP 2011; NBA MVP 2007; 14 × NBA All-Star; Dallas Mavericks), born in Würzburg, Germany
  • Garfield the Cat, animated character "Big fat hairy deal"
  • Mía Maestro, Argentine actress
  • Tyson Dux, Canadian wrestler, born in Miramichi, New Brunswick

Person of interestZoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana, American actress (Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl), born in Passaic, New Jersey

Actress Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana

1978 Highlights

About June 19, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini