On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1978

Historical Events

Sports record brokenNHL Record

NY Islanders center Bryan Trottier sets NHL record scoring 6 points - 4 goals & 2 assists - in 2nd period of 9-4 win over rival NY Rangers; adds goal & assist for game total 8 points; Islanders undefeated home streak stands at 16 games

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier

Famous Birthdays

  • Andra Davis, American football player, born in Live Oak, Florida
  • Estella Warren, Canadian model and actress, born in Peterborough, Canada
  • Esthero [Jenny-Bea Englishman] Canadian dance-rock musician and singer, born in Stratford, Ontario
  • Jodie Marsh, British glamour model, born in Brentwood, United Kingdom
  • Víctor Martínez, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela
1978 Highlights

About December 23, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn