January 18, 1978 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Geoff Boycott captains England for the 1st time, v Pakistan at Karachi
  • Roof of 3-yr-old Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut collapses (no injuries)
  • Thiokol conducts 2nd test firing of space shuttle's SRB

Birthdays in History

  • Thor Hushovd, Norwegian former professional road bicycle racer widely considered the greatest Norwegian cyclist of all time, born in Grimstad, Norway

Deaths in History

  • Hasan Askari, Pakistani philosopher, critic and writer (b. 1919)
  • Walter H. Thompson, English Scotland Yard detective, bodyguard of Winston Churchill (b. 1890)