On This Day

What Happened on November 7, 1978

Historical Events

  • Boston Red Sox Jim Rice wins AL MVP
  • CDA-chairman W Aantjes resigns due to his war past
  • Marion Barry Jr. elected as Washington, D.C.'s first African American mayor

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, Dutch footballer (PSV Eindhoven), born in Oldenzaal, Netherlands
  • Rio Ferdinand, English footballer (England national team 1997-2001), born in Camberwell, England
  • Tomoya Nagase, Japanese actor and singer (TOKIO), born in Kanagawa, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Gene Tunney, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1926-28), dies at 80
  • Janet Flanner, American journalist (New Yorker), dies at 86
1978 Highlights

About November 7, 1978

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 43 years and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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