On This Day

What Happened on November 4, 1978

Historical Events

Sports History

3rd annual reentry free-agent draft, Pete Rose, Tommy John, & Darrell Evans, available

  • Iranian troops fire on anti-Shah student protesters by Tehran University
  • Islanders start 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3)
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • John Grabow, American baseball player, born in Arcadia, California

Famous Weddings

  • "The Nanny" actress Fran Drescher (20) weds writer and director Peter Marc Jacobson (20)
1978 Highlights

About November 4, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 43 years and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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