On This Day

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

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat accept the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin

Film release premierFilm Premier

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.

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? 42 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius