On This Day

What Happened on September 26, 1978

Historical Events

  • NY District Court Judge Constance Baker Motley rules that women sportswriters cannot be banned from locker rooms
  • RR clerks go on strike, halting more than 2/3s of rail service

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, Kenyan long-distance runner, born in Kapsabet, Kenya

Famous Deaths

  • Manne Siegbahn, Swedish physicist (Nobel 1924-discoveries and research in the field of X-ray spectroscopy), dies at 91
1978 Highlights

About September 26, 1978

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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