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

Ben Bernanke

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

Famous Deaths

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

About May 29, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Too Much, Too Little, Too Late - Johnny Mathis/Deniece Williams
  • UK #1 Song: Rivers Of Babylon/Brown Girl In The Ring - Boney M