On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 1978

Historical Events

  • The last known person dies of smallpox - medical photographer Janet Parker through infection in a laboratory, in Birmingham, England

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Lee, Australian singer-songwriter ("Cigarettes Will Kill You"; "Love Me Like the World Is Ending"), and actor (The Rage in Placid Lake), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Dejan Stanković, Serbian footballer (Serbia National Team captain), born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • Ed Reed, American football player (Baltimore Ravens), born in St. Rose, Louisiana

Famous Deaths

  • Georgi Markov, Bulgarian dissident (b. 1929)
  • Janet Parker, English medical photographer, the last person to die of smallpox, dies at 40
  • Mike Gazella, American baseball player (NY Yankees), dies at 82
1978 Highlights

About September 11, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 1 month and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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