What Happened on May 16, 1978

Famous Birthdays

  • David Ford, English singer-songwriter (Songs for the Road), born in Dartford, Kent, England
  • Jim Sturgess, British actor ("Across the Universe"; "The Way Back"), and singer-songwriter, born in Wandsworth, London, England
  • Lionel Scaloni, Argentine soccer wing-back (7 caps; Deportivo La Coruña, Lazio) and manager (Argentina; Copa América 2021), born in Rosario, Argentina
  • Vincent Larusso, American actor (Mighty Ducks; D2; D3), born in Livingston, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • William Steinberg, German-American conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony, 1952-76; Boston Symphony, 1969-71), dies at 78
1978 Highlights

About May 16, 1978

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 8 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: With A Little Luck - Wings
  • UK #1 Song: Rivers Of Babylon/Brown Girl In The Ring - Boney M