Milestones, Jul. 3, 1978

BORN. To Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, 34, daughter of President Lyndon Johnson, and Charles S. Robb, 39, Virginia's Lieutenant Governor: their third child, third daughter; in Fairfax, Va. Name: Jennifer.

DIED. Ahmed Hussein al-Ghashmi. 37, President of the Yemen Arab Republic (Northern Yemen); by assassination; in Sana. As an envoy from the neighboring Yemen People's Democratic Republic (Southern Yemen) opened his briefcase to deliver a message to Ghashmi from President Salem Rubayi Ali, a bomb exploded, killing both Ghashmi and the envoy. The commander of Northern Yemen's army, Ghashmi had been President for only two months and had survived at least one...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!