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 College/Pro Football HOF cornerback (Uni of Georgia; First-team All-Pro 2004–06; 12 x Pro Bowl; NFL record most passes defended: 203; Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos), born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • Dan Wheldon, British race car driver (Indianapolis 500, 2005 & 2011), born in Emberton, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 2011)
  • Jai Rodriguez, American TV personality
Born in 1978

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

About June 22, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

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