On This Day

What Happened on September 3, 1978

Historical Events

  • Crew of Soyuz 31 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 29
  • Pope John Paul I officially installed as 263rd supreme pontiff

Famous Birthdays

  • John Curtis, English footballer, born in Nuneaton, England
  • Michal Rozsival, Czech ice hockey player, born in Vlašim, Czechoslovakia
  • Nick Wechsler, American actor (Roswell), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Paul Moor, English ten-pin bowler, born in Kingston-upon-Hull, England
  • Valfar, Norwegian heavy metal vocalist/musician (Windir), born in Sogndal, Norway (d. 2004)
1978 Highlights

About September 3, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo