On This Day

What Happened on November 6, 1978

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi places the country under military rule; General Gholām Reza Azhāri forms government

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniella Cicarelli, Brazilian model and television host, born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Jolina Magdangal, Filipina singer, actress and television host, born in Hagonoy, Bulacan, Philippines
  • Nicole Dubuc, American writer and actress (Robin-Major Dad), born in Orange County, California
  • Sandrine Blancke, Belgian actress, born in Uccle, Belgium
  • Scott Piercy, American golfer (US Open 2016 runner-up), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Taryn Manning, American actress (Hawaii Five-O), born in Falls Church, Virginia
  • Zak Morioka, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil

Famous Deaths

  • Flora Campbell, actress (Faraway Hill, Date With Judy), dies at 67
  • Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist, dies at 79
1978 Highlights

About November 6, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio