On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1978

Historical Events

  • 25,000 die in 7.7 earthquake in Tabar, Iran

Film & TV History

Filming begins for "Monty Python's Life of Brian", on location in Monastir, Tunisia

  • Grateful Dead perform in Cairo, Egypt
  • New York Yankees beat Boston Red Sox, 3-2; at Yankee Stadium; Blue Bombers 6th win over arch rivals in 2 weeks

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Dickau, American basketball player, born in Portland, Oregon
  • Matthew Rogers, American TV host and country singer, born in Arcadia, California
  • Nick Cordero, Canadian Broadway actor (Bullets Over Broadway), born in Hamilton, Canada (d. 2020)
1978 Highlights

About September 16, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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