What Happened on October 5, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "The Boys from Brazil" debuts
  • Isaac Bashevis Singer wins Nobel Prize for literature
  • Over 30 major nations ratify the Environmental Modification Convention which prohibits environmental modification techniques
  • Sweden's Fälldin government falls

Famous Birthdays

  • James Valentine, American musician (Maroon 5)
  • Jesse Palmer, Canadian-born American football player
  • Morgan Webb, Canadian-born television presenter
  • Shane Ryan, Irish Gaelic footballer