What Happened on September 1, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday

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 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" 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