On This Day

What Happened on November 27, 1978

Historical Events

Assassination

San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk assassinated by former Supervisor Dan White at City Hall

American Politician Harvey Milk
American Politician
Harvey Milk

Famous Birthdays

  • Jimmy Rollins, American baseball player
  • Joshua Harris, actor (Locked Up: A Mother's Rage)
  • Mike Skinner, British singer-songwriter and rapper (The Streets - A Grand Don't Come For Free), born in Chipping Barnet, London, England
  • Tim Yeung, American heavy metal drummer (Vital Remains; I Am Morbid), born in Rochester, New York

Famous Deaths

  • George Moscone, Mayor of San Francisco (1976-78) shot and killed by Dan White aged 49

AssassinationHarvey Milk

Harvey Milk, first openly gay person to be elected to public office, assassinated by Dan White at 48

American Politician Harvey Milk
American Politician
Harvey Milk

1978 Highlights

About November 27, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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