On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1978

Historical Events

  • Los Angeles Dodgers Lee Lacy hits record 3rd consecutive pinch-hit home run

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Peña, Dominican MLB baseball infielder, 2001-14 (Detroit Tigers, Tampa Bay Devil Rays and 6 other teams), and broadcaster, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Paddy Kenny, Irish goalkeeper

Famous Deaths

  • Selwyn Lloyd, British politician (Foreign Secretary, 1955-60; Exchequers, 1960-62; Leader of the House of Commons, 1963–64; Speaker of the House of Commons, 1971-76), dies of a brain tumor at 73
1978 Highlights

About May 17, 1978

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 1 month and 8 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