On This Day

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, believed to be damaging to earth's ozone layer.

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Oakie, American actor (The Great Dictator, 1974 Photoplay Award), dies at 74
  • Terry Kath, American musician and songwriter (Chicago), accidentally shot in head at 31
  • Vic Ames, American singer (Ames Brothers), dies in a car accident at 52
1978 Highlights

About January 23, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 8 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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