On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1978

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical "Evita", starring Elaine Page, premieres at the Prince Edward Theatre, London

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyricist Tim Rice
Tim Rice
  • The British Army shoots dead 3 Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers and a passing Ulster Volunteer Force member at a postal depot on Ballysillan Road, Belfast; it is claimed that the PIRA volunteers were about to launch a bomb attack

Famous Birthdays

  • Cristiano Lupatelli, Italian footballer and coach, born in Perugia, Italy
  • Dejan Ognjanović, Montenegrin football player
  • Erica Durance, Canadian actress (Smallville), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Matt Kuchar, American golfer (British Open 2017 runner-up), born in Winter Park, Florida
1978 Highlights

About June 21, 1978

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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