What Happened on October 11, 1978

Historical Events

  • Aristides Royo elected president of Panama
  • Belgium government of Tindemans resigns

Album Release

Columbia Records releases "52nd Street", singer-songwriter Billy Joel's sixth studio album; it becomes his 1st chart-topper, and wins 3 Grammy Awards

Baseball Record

Dodgers Bob Welch dramatically strikes out Reggie Jackson in 9th


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Famous Birthdays

  • Kali, Angolan soccer defender (73 caps), born in Luanda, Angola
1978 Highlights

About October 11, 1978

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 11 months and 22 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