What Happened on September 9, 1978

Historical Events

  • 3rd game of Boston Massacre; NY Yankees beat Red Sox, 7-0

Event of Interest

Ayatollah Khomeini calls for an uprising in the Iranian army

  • Baltimore Orioles pull their 7th triple play (5-4-3 vs Toronto)
  • Kylene Barker (Virginia), crowned 51st Miss America 1979

US Open Women's Tennis

US Open Women's Tennis, Flushing Meadows, NY: Chris Evert wins her 4th straight US singles title; beats fellow American Pam Shriver 7-5, 6-4; first time event played on hard courts

1978 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Kurt Ainsworth, American baseball pitcher, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Mariano Puerta, Argentine tennis player (World #9 2005; French Open runner-up 2005), born in San Francisco, Argentina
  • Shane Battier, American basketball player, born in Birmingham, Michigan
Born in 1978

Famous Deaths

  • Hugh MacDiarmid (pen name for Christopher Murray Grieve), Scottish poet (leader of the Scottish literary renaissance), Scottish poet, dies at 86
  • Jack L Warner [Jacob Warner], Canadian-American film executive and president of the Warner Bros. Studios, dies at 86

About September 9, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 8 months and 20 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