On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1978

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

Khomeini followers attack British embassy/El Al office in Iran

Sports History

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


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? 43 years and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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