What Happened on June 6, 1978

Historical Events

  • Proposition 13 cuts California property taxes 57%

Television Premiere

US TV news program "20/20", created by Roone Arledge premieres on ABC

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl BarĂ¢t, English rock singer (The Libertines; Dirty Pretty Things), born in Basingstoke, North Hampshire, England
  • Jeremy Gara, Canadian drummer (Arcade Fire), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Judith Barsi, American child actress (The Land Before Time), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1988)
  • Mariana Popova, Bulgarian pop singer ("Dream About Me"), born in Sofia, Bulgaria

Famous Deaths

  • D. H. Th. Vollenhoven, Dutch composer and philosopher, dies at 85
  • Lester "Shad" Collins, American jazz trumpet player, composer and arranger (Chick Webb; Lester Young: Cab Calloway), dies at 67
1978 Highlights

About June 6, 1978

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 7 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: You're The One That I Want - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
  • UK #1 Song: Rivers Of Babylon/Brown Girl In The Ring - Boney M