On This Day

What Happened on January 10, 1978

Historical Events

  • Soyuz 27 launches, carrying 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station

Famous Birthdays

  • Brent Smith, American singer (Shinedown), born in Knoxville, Tennessee

Famous Deaths

  • Don Gillis, American composer (b. 1912)
  • John D. Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71
  • Pedro JoaquĆ­n Chamorro, of La Prensa, assassinated in Managua
  • Zeb Turner, country-rock performer (Chew Tobacco Rag), dies at 62
1978 Highlights

About January 10, 1978

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn