On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1978

Historical Events

  • 1st African American mayor of New Orleans, Ernest Nathan Morial, inaugurated

Film release premierFilm Release

Jackie Chan's breakthrough film "Snake in the Eagle's Shadow" directed by Yuen Woo-ping, is released in Hong Kong

  • Naomi Uemura became 1st to reach North Pole overland alone

Famous Birthdays

  • Sachie Hara, Japanese actress

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actress and model Bianca Jagger files for divorce from Rolling Stone rocker Mick Jagger after 7 years of marriage on the grounds of his adultery with model Jerry Hall

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger

Famous Deaths

  • Aram Katchaturian, Russian composer (The Earth), dies at 74
1978 Highlights

About May 1, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Labour Day (India), May Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

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