On This Day

What Happened on September 24, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Dutch women hockey team wins world championship
  • Ron Guidry beats Cleveland 4-0, raising his record to 23-3 ERA 1.74
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Tarek Saab, American TV show contestant
  • Wietse van Alten, Dutch archer

Famous Deaths

  • Ruth Etting, US dancer/singer (Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 80