What Happened on September 5, 1978

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Hipkins, New Zealand politician (Prime Minister of New Zealand 2023-), born in Hutt Valley, New Zealand
  • Chris Jack, New Zealand rugby union footballer (All Blacks), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Laura Bertram, Canadian actress (Trance Gemini-Andromeda), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Sylvester Joseph, West Indian cricketer, born in New Winthorpes, Antigua
  • Zhang Zhong, Chinese-Singaporean chess player, born in Chongqing, China
Born in 1978

Famous Deaths

  • Joe Negroni, American rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 37
1978 Highlights

About September 5, 1978

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Boogie Oogie Oogie - A Taste Of Honey
  • UK #1 Song: Three Times A Lady - Commodores