On This Day

What Happened on November 26, 1978

Historical Events

  • 10 die as fire erupts at Holiday Inn in Rochester, NY
  • 1st lesbian theme TV movie - "A Question of Love"
  • CFL Grey Cup, CNE Stadium, Toronto: Edmonton Eskimos first of 5 straight titles; beat Montreal Alouettes, 20-13
  • Christina Crawford autobiography "Mommie Dearest" reaches best-seller status

Famous Birthdays

  • Matthew Taylor, American bassist (Motion City Soundtrack), born in Richmond, Virginia

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Rosolino, American jazz trombonist (The Frank Rosolino Sextet), kills himself after shooting his sons at 52
1978 Highlights

About November 26, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 8 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius