What Happened on October 13, 1978

Historical Events

Album Release

"52nd Street" 6th studio album by Billy Joel is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year 1979)

  • Graig Nettles at 3rd makes many spectacular plays in WS game 3 as Guidry beats Dodgers, after trailing 2 games to 0 Yanks win next 4
  • Swaziland's new constitution promulgated bans political parties
  • Tiros N, US's 1st third generation weather satellite, is launched

Radio History

US President Jimmy Carter answers callers' questions on National Public Radio

Famous Birthdays

  • Jermaine O'Neal, American NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers), born in Columbia, South Carolina

Famous Weddings

James Earl Ray

James Earl Ray, assassin of Martin Luther King weds Anna Sandhu

1978 Highlights

About October 13, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 1 month and 24 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