What Happened On 3rd May 1978 In History

May 3rd (1978) was a Wednesday. It's the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 242 days left to the end of the year.

Historical Events for 3rd May, 1978

  • » The first unsolicited bulk commercial e-mail (which would later become known as "spam (electronic) named spam") is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the west coast of the United States.

Famous Birthdays on May 3 in 1978

  • » Christian Annan, Ghanaian-Hong Kong footballer
  • » Paul Banks (singer) e.g Paul Banks, English-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Interpol (band) or Interpol)
  • » Autumn Phillips, Canadian-English wife of Peter Phillips
  • » Dai Tamesue, Japanese hurdler
  • » Lawrence Tynes, Scottish-American football player

May 3rd Famous Deaths for 1978

  • » Bill Downs, American journalist (b. 1914)

May 3rd Holidays in History

  • » Christian Feast Day:
  • » Abhai (saint) or Abhai (Syriac Orthodox Church)
  • » Antonia and Alexander
  • » Juvenal of Narni
  • » Saint Moura or Moura (Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria known as Coptic Church)
  • » Philip the Apostle called Philip and Saint Apostle James the Lesser known as James the Less
  • » Pope Alexander I
  • » Sarah the Martyr (Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria known as Coptic Church)
  • » Gloriosam Reginam named The Most Holy Virgin Mary Queen of Poland
  • » Theodosius of Kiev (Eastern Orthodox Church)
  • » May 3 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • » Constitution Memorial Day (Japan)
  • » Public holidays in Poland called Constitution Day (Poland)
  • » Roodmas, or Feast of the Finding of the Holy Cross (Gallican Rite of the Catholic Church)

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