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 rock singer (Shinedown), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Matt Roberts, American rock guitarist (3 Doors Down - "When I'm Gone"), born in Escatawpa, Mississippi (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths

  • Don Gillis, American composer (Symphony 5½ - A Symphony for Fun), dies at 65
  • John D. Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71
  • Pedro Joaquín 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? 43 years, 9 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn