On This Day

What Happened on September 24, 1978

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 (The Apprentice), born in New Bedford, Massachusetts
  • Wietse van Alten, Dutch archer, born in Zaandam, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Ruth Etting, US dancer/singer (Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 80
1978 Highlights

About September 24, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra