On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 1978

Historical Events

  • "Sun Day" - solar energy events are held in US
  • First unsolicited bulk commercial e-mail ("spam") is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the US west coast
  • Last cricket test match appearance for Bobby Simpson, at Kingston
  • WI all set to lose cricket test v Aust at Kingston till riots end game

Famous Birthdays

  • Lawrence Tynes, Scottish-American football player, born in Greenock, Scotland
  • Paul Banks, English-American vocalist (Interpol), born in Clacton-on-Sea, England

Famous Deaths

  • Wim van Doorne, Dutch auto manufacturer (DAF Trucks), dies at 71
1978 Highlights

About May 3, 1978

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus