What Happened on October 10, 1978

Historical Events

  • Aerosmith's Steve Tyler & Joe Perry injured by a cherry bomb
  • British pop music magazine "Smash Hits" first published

Event of Interest

Daniel Arap Moi succeeds Jomo Kenyatta as President of Kenya

  • Steve Perry joins Journey

Event of Interest

US Congress approves dollar coin honoring women's suffrage campaigner Susan B. Anthony

1978 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, American actress (Cassidy-Nash Bridges), born in Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey
Born in 1978

Famous Deaths

  • Gesina Van der Molen, Dutch WWII resistance fighter/lawyer, dies at 86
  • Ralph Marterie, American big band leader (b. 1914)
  • Ralph Metcalfe, American athlete, politician (Rep-D-Ill; joint world record 100m, Olympic gold 4x100m relay 1936), dies of a heart attack at 68

About October 10, 1978

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Kiss You All Over - Exile
  • UK #1 Song: Summer Nights - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John