On This Day

What Happened on May 20, 1978

Historical Events

  • 103rd Preakness: Steve Cauthen wins aboard Affirmed for the 2nd-leg of the Triple Crown
  • 3 PFLP members kill a police officer near El Al airlines in Orly Airport, Paris
  • US launches Pioneer Venus 1; produces 1st global radar map of Venus

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Soldier and later politician Lee Hsien Loong marries first wife doctor Wong Ming Yang

Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong
Prime Minister of Singapore
Lee Hsien Loong

Famous Deaths

  • Ivan Harold Browning, American stage and screen actor and singer (Shuffle Along - "I'm Just Wild About Harry"), dies at 87
1978 Highlights

About May 20, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 43 years and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus