What Happened on September 1, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • #4655 Marjoriika, #4814 Casacci, #5344 Ryabov, #6262 Javid & #8064

Film release premierFilm Premier

Horror film "Dawn of the Dead" written and directed by George A. Romero, starring David Emge, Ken Foree and Scott H. Reiniger premieres in Torino

  • Indians' Sammy Stewart tosses 7 consecutive strikeouts (vs Balt)
  • Jacqueline Smith of Great Britain scores 10 straight dead center strikes on a 4" disk in World Parachute Championships in Yugoslavia
  • Last broadcast of "Columbo" on NBC TV

Famous Birthdays

  • Lucie Blackman, English murder victim (d. 2000)
  • Max Vieri, Australian soccer player

Famous Deaths

  • Olga de Haas, Dutch ballerina, dies at 33