On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1978

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Filming on Monty Python's "Life of Brian" film, begins

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
  • 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? 42 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo