On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1978

Historical Events

  • "Broadway Musical" opens/closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC

MurderMurder of Interest

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

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy

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
1978 Highlights

About December 21, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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