What Happened On 7th September 1978 In History

September 7th (1978) was a Thursday. It's the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 116 days left to the end of the year.

Historical Events for 7th September, 1978

  • » While walking across Waterloo Bridge in London, Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov is assassinated by Bulgarian secret police agent Francesco Giullino by means of a ricin pellet fired from a specially-designed umbrella.

Famous Birthdays on September 7 in 1978

  • » Matt Cooke, Canadian ice hockey player
  • » Erwin Koen, Dutch footballer
  • » Devon Sawa, Canadian actor

September 7th Famous Deaths for 1978

  • » Cecil Aronowitz, South African-English viola player (b. 1916)
  • » Keith Moon, English drummer, songwriter, producer, and actor (The Who and Plastic Ono Band) (b. 1946)
  • » Charles Williams (composer) or Charles Williams, English composer and conductor (b. 1893)

September 7th Holidays in History

  • » Christian Calendar of saints e.g feast day:
  • » Anastasius the Fuller
  • » Clodoald
  • » Gratus of Aosta
  • » Regina (martyr) e.g Regina
  • » September 7 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • » Earliest day on which National Grandparents Day can fall, while September 13 is the latest; celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. (United States)
  • » Independence Day (Brazil) known as Independence day, celebrates the independence of Brazil from Portugal in 1822
  • » Thylacine .22Benjamin.22 and searches known as National Threatened Species Day (Australia)
  • » Armed Forces Day Pakistan known as Pakistani Air Force Day since 1971. (Public holidays in Pakistan e.g Pakistan)

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World History for the 7th September