On This Day

What Happened on June 25, 1978

Historical Events

  • FIFA World Cup Final, El Monumental, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Striker Mario Kempes scores 2 goals as Argentina beats the Netherlands, 3-1 after extra time
  • First use of the rainbow flag, symbol of gay pride, made by Gilbert Baker at a march in San Francisco

Famous Birthdays

  • Aftab Shivdasani, Bollywood actor (Mast), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Layla El, English dancer, model and 2006 WWE Diva Search winner, born in London
  • Luke Scott, American baseball player (Tampa Bay Rays), born in DeLeon Springs, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Barry Brown, American actor (Frederick Winterbourne-Daisy Miller), dies at 27
  • Hussein al-Ghasjmi, president of North-Yemen, murdered
1978 Highlights

About June 25, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer