On This Day

What Happened on October 13, 1978

Historical Events


Music releaseAlbum Release

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

Pianist, Songwriter and Composer Billy Joel
Pianist, Songwriter and Composer
Billy Joel
  • Graig Nettles at 3rd makes many spectactular 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Weddings


LovePerson of Interest

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

Assassin of Martin Luther King Jr. James Earl Ray
Assassin of Martin Luther King Jr.
James Earl Ray

1978 Highlights

About October 13, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra