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 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 forward (6 caps; Verona, Napoli), born in Sydney, Australia

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? 43 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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