On This Day

What Happened on June 22, 1978

Historical Events

  • James Christy's discovery of Pluto's moon Charon announced
  • Neo-Nazis call off plans to march in Jewish community of Skokie, Illinois

Famous Birthdays

  • Champ Bailey, American football player
  • Dan Wheldon, British race car driver (Indianapolis 500, 2005 & 2011), born in Emberton, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 2011)
  • Jai Rodriguez, American TV personality

Famous Deaths

  • Jens Otto Krag, Danish politician, premier of Denmark (1962-68, 71-72), dies at 63
  • Tom Gorman, Australian rugby league centre and captain (10 Tests; Queensland 34 games), dies at 77
1978 Highlights

About June 22, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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