On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1978

Historical Events


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Iranian PM Jaafar Sharif-Emami resigns to Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Last Shah of Iran
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

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Khomeini followers attack British embassy/El Al office in Iran

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini

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Oakland Raider's John Madden becomes 13th coach to win 100 NFL games

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden

Famous Birthdays

  • Bubba Watson Jr., American golfer (US Masters 2012, 2014), born in Bagdad, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Denis O'Dea, Irish actor (Niagara, Esther & the King, Treasure Island), dies at 73
1978 Highlights

About November 5, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio