On This Day

What Happened on June 30, 1978

Historical Events

  • Future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Larry Doby becomes only the second African-American manager in MLB with the Chicago White Sox

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Giants' Willie McCovey becomes 12th to hit 500 HRs

Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Willie McCovey
Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Willie McCovey

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Cousins, Australian Football League player
  • Owen Lafave, ex-husband of Debra Lafave

Famous Weddings

  • English prince Michael marries baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz in Vienna, Austria
1978 Highlights

About June 30, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer