What Happened on October 10, 1978

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Aerosmith's Steve Tyler & Joe Perry injured by a cherry bomb
  • British pop music magazine "Smash Hits" first published
  • Daniel Arap Moi succeeds Kenyatta as president of Kenya
  • Steve Perry joins Journey
  • US Congress approves Dollar coin honoring women's suffrage campaigner Susan B. Anthony
  • Yanks & Dodgers play in World Series # 75

Famous Birthdays

  • Autumn Waterbury, Miss Illinois Teen USA (2nd-1997)
  • Brandi Watkins, Miss Arkansas Teen USA (1997)
  • Jodi Lynn O'Keefe, Cliffwood Beach NJ, actress (Cassidy-Nash Bridges)

Famous Deaths

  • Gesina Van der Molen, Dutch WWII resistance fighter/lawyer, dies at 86
  • Ralph H Metcalfe, (Rep-D-Ill), dies at 68
  • Ralph Marterie, American big band leader (b. 1914)