On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1978

Historical Events

  • US 1st class postage rises to 15 cents (13 cents for 3 years)
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Rickitt, English actor (Coronation Street), born in Crewe, England
  • Per "Howlin' Pelle" Almqvist, Swedish musician (The Hives - "Hat To Say I Told You So"; "Walk Idiot, Walk"), born in Fagersta, Sweden
  • S├ębastien Grosjean, French tennis player (Davis Cup 2001; world #4 2002), born in Marseille, France

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke (24) weds school teacher Anna Friedmann

Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke
Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Ben Bernanke

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Reynolds, American baseball outfielder (2nd player in MLB history to hit home runs in 3 consecutive innings 1930; Chicago WS), dies at 75
1978 Highlights

About May 29, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 43 years and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Memorial Day (United States), Spring Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini