What Happened on June 9, 1978

Historical Events

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) strikes down 148 year policy of excluding black men from priesthood

Event of Interest

Johannes Gutenberg's Bible, the first book produced using the printing press, (1 of 21 complete versions) sells for $2.4 million, London

Boxing Title Fight

Larry Holmes beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1978 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Matthew Bellamy, British singer, guitarist, and songwriter (Muse - "Uprising"; "Supermassive Black Hole"), born in Cambridge, England
  • Michaela Conlin, American actress
  • Miroslav Klose, German footballer (Bayern Munich, Lazio), born in Opole, Poland
  • Shandi Finnessey, game hostess
Born in 1978

Famous Deaths

  • Chief Tahachee [Jeff Davis Tahchee Cypert], Cherokee stage and film actor, dies from a heart attack at 74

About June 9, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 11 months and 28 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