On This Day

What Happened on May 13, 1978

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 cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 7 wickets; Canterbury, Otago), dies at 68
1978 Highlights

About May 13, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 1 month and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus