On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1978

Historical Events


Music releaseTheater Premiere

Tom Stoppard's play "Night & Day" premieres in London

Playwright and Screenwriter Tom Stoppard
Playwright and Screenwriter
Tom Stoppard

Famous Birthdays

  • Ali Karimi, Iranian footballer, born in Karaj, Iran
  • Júlio Sérgio Bertagnoli, Brazilian footballer, born in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Spyros Gogolos, Greek footballer, born in Corfu Island, Greece
  • Tim de Cler, Dutch footballer, born in Leiden, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Norman Rockwell, artist (Saturday Evening Post covers), dies at 84
1978 Highlights

About November 8, 1978

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 11 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio