On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1978

Historical Events

  • 2nd game of Boston Massacre; NY Yankees beat Red Sox, 13-2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Iranian army fires on Khomeini followers in Tehran, 100s killed

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini

Famous Birthdays

  • Gerard Autet, Spanish footballer, born in Manlleu, Spain
  • Gil Meche, American baseball player, born in Lafayette, Louisiana

Famous Deaths

  • Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, Argentine film director (Monday's Child), dies at 54
  • Pancho Vladigerov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 79
1978 Highlights

About September 8, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo