What Happened on October 16, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Nobel prize for economy awarded to Herbert A Simon

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected Pope John Paul II

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Test debut of Kapil Dev, India v Pakistan at Faisalabad

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev

Famous Birthdays

  • Abel Talamantez, Texas, singer (Menudo-Cannonball)
  • Ethan Luck, American musician (The O.C. Supertones, Demon Hunter, Relient K)
  • Whitni Zimmerman, Miss New Mexico Teen USA (1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Dan Dailey, American dancer and actor (Governor & JJ), dies of anemia at 62