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

Famous Deaths

  • Hasso von Manteuffel, German WWII general (5th Panzer Army) and politician, dies at 81
  • Ruth Etting, American dancer/singer (Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 80
  • Virginia Valli [McSweeney], American (mostly silent) film actress (Wild Oranges; Pleasure Garden), dies at 73
1978 Highlights

About September 24, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 2 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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