What Happened on December 21, 1978

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' musical "A Broadway Musical" opens and closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC, after 1 performance

Murder of Interest

Police in Des Plaines, Illinois, arrest John Wayne Gacy for murder

Famous Birthdays

  • Amber Corwin, American figure skater (1997 National Sr - 5th), born in Harbor City, California
  • Michael Vitar, American actor (D2, D3, Sunset Grill, Sandlot Kids), born in Los Angeles, California
Born in 1978

Famous Deaths

  • Roger Caillois, French writer and scholar (Les Jeux et les Hommes, championed South American writers), dies at 65

About December 21, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Le Freak - Chic
  • UK #1 Song: Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord - Boney M