On This Day

What Happened on November 27, 1978

Historical Events


MurderAssassination

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, English musician
  • Tim Yeung, American drummer (Vital Remains)

Famous Deaths

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

MurderHarvey 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? 41 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius