What Happened on May 1, 1978

Historical Events

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

Film 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
1978 History

Famous Birthdays

  • James Badge Dale, American actor (24; The Departed; Parkland; The Pacific), born in Manhattan, New York City
  • Sachie Hara, Japanese actress
Born in 1978

Famous Divorces

Mick Jagger

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

Famous Deaths

  • Aram Khachaturian, Armenian composer (Masquerade Suite, Gayane), dies at 74

About May 1, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 10 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Night Fever - Bee Gees
  • UK #1 Song: Night Fever - Bee Gees