What Happened on December 10, 1978

Historical Events

  • "Platinum" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 33 performances
  • 67th Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Rancho Mirage (4-1)
  • Islanders ends 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3) to Canadians

Film Premiere

Superman: The Movie, directed by Richard Donner and starring Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman and Margot Kidder premieres at the Uptown Theater in Washington, D.C.


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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
1978 Highlights

About December 10, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 9 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius

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