What Happened on May 13, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Angel" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Henry Rono of Kenya sets record for 3,000 m steeplechase (8:05.4)
  • Joie Chitwood drives a Chevette 5.6 miles on just 2 wheels
  • Musical "Runaways" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 199 performances, with Elizabeth Swados

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Zito, American baseball player
  • Dilshan Vitharana, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • Mike Bibby, American basketball player
  • Ryan Bukvich, American baseball player
  • Steve Mildenhall, English football player

Famous Deaths

  • Alby Roberts, New Zealand cricketer (5 Tests for NZ, 7 wickets), dies at 68