What Happened on September 6, 1978

Historical Events

  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Escobar, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela
  • Cisco Adler, American singer and record producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mathew Horne, English actor (Gavin & Stacey), born in Nottingham, England
  • Natalia Cigliuti, Uruguayan-American actress (Lindsay-Saved By Bell: New Class), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Tony Thaxton, American drummer (Motion City Soundtrack), born in Mechanicsville, Virginia
Born in 1978

Famous Deaths

  • Adolf Dassler, German entrepreneur (founder sportswear company Adidas), dies at 78
  • Tom Wilson, American record producer (Sun Ra; Bob Dylan; Simon & Garfunkel; Mothers of Invention; Velvet Underground), dies of a heart attack at 47
1978 Highlights

About September 6, 1978

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 8 months and 29 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