What Happened on January 23, 1978

Historical Events

  • Belgian industrial Haron Empain kidnapped in Paris
  • NFL Pro Bowl, Tampa Stadium: NFC beats AFC, 14-13; MVP: Walter Peyton, Chicago Bears, RB
  • Sweden becomes the first nation in the world to ban aerosol sprays, due to their harmful effect on the earth's ozone layer.
1978 History

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Oakie, American actor (The Great Dictator, 1974 Photoplay Award), dies at 74
  • Terry Kath, American rock guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist (Chicago - "Make Me Smile"), accidentally shoots himself in head at 31
  • Vic Ames, American singer (Ames Brothers - "Tammy"), dies in a car accident at 52

About January 23, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 4 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Baby Come Back - Player
  • UK #1 Song: Mull Of Kintyre/Girls' School - Wings