What Happened on December 10, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Platinum" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 33 performances
  • 67th Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Rancho Mirage (4-1)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

In Oslo, Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat accept 1978 Nobel Peace Prize

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • Islanders ends 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3) to Canadians

Famous Birthdays

  • Brandon Novak, American skateboarder
  • Donna Williams, co-founder of Neopets
  • Summer Phoenix, American actress

Famous Deaths

  • Ed Wood, American filmmaker and director (Plan 9 from Outer Space), dies of heart failure at 54
  • Miura Isshu, Zen teacher, Hakuin Rinzai line, dies at 75