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

Lee Hsien Loong

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

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? 44 years, 4 months and 17 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