On This Day

What Happened on June 9, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent 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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Larry Holmes beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes

Famous Birthdays

  • Elizabeth Reid, Fairfax Va, gymnast (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • Matthew Bellamy, British musician (Muse)
  • Michaela Conlin, American actress
  • Miroslav Klose, German footballer
  • Shandi Finnessey, game hostess

Famous Deaths

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