On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1978

Historical Events

  • "Ain't Misbehavin'" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 1604 performances

Historic Event

Corpse of kidnapped Italian ex-premier Aldo Moro found

  • Fee Waybill of Tubes breaks a leg falling off stage

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Harang, American baseball player
  • Leandro Damián Cufré, Argentine footballer

Famous Deaths

AssassinationAldo Moro

Aldo Moro, Five times Prime Minister of Italy, assassinated by the Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization Red Brigades at 61

1978 Highlights

About May 9, 1978

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 44 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: If I Can't Have You - Yvonne Elliman
  • UK #1 Song: Rivers Of Babylon/Brown Girl In The Ring - Boney M