On This Day

What Happened on September 21, 1978

Historical Events

  • 3rd Toronto International Film Festival: "Girlfriends" directed by Claudia Weill wins the People's Choice Award
  • The Provisional Irish Republican Army explodes bombs at the RAF airfield near Eglinton, County Londonderry; the terminal building, two aircraft hangars and four planes are destroyed

Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Howlett, New Zealand rugby union footballer, born in Auckland, New Zealand
1978 Highlights

About September 21, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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