On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1978

Historical Events

  • #4655 Marjoriika, #4814 Casacci, #5344 Ryabov, #6262 Javid & #8064
  • Baltimore Orioles pitcher Sammy Stewart fans 7 consecutive batters in his MLB debut, en route to 9-3 win v Chicago White Sox

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

  • 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" starring Peter Falk on NBC

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Olga de Haas, Dutch ballerina, dies as a result of anorexia nervosa at 33
1978 Highlights

About September 1, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 3 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo