What Happened on October 9, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Music awardsMusic Awards

12th Country Music Association Award: Dolly Parton, Crystal Gayle & Don Williams wins

Country singer Dolly Parton
Country singer
Dolly Parton
  • John Kander & Fred Ebb's musical "Ballroom" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Juan Dixon, American basketball player
  • Nicky Byrne, Irish musician (Westlife)
  • Randy Spelling, actor (Sean Richards-Sunset Beach), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Jacques Brel, Belgian chansonnier, buried on Atuama, dies at 49