On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1978

Historical Events

  • Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to Herbert A Simon

BeatificationPapal Inauguration

Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected Pope John Paul II

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Test debut of Kapil Dev, India v Pakistan at Faisalabad

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Cricketer
Kapil Dev

Famous Birthdays

  • Abel Talam├íntez, American LAtin, pop, and Tex-Max singer (Menudo; Los Super Reyes), born in Pecos, Texas
  • Ethan Luck, American rock musician (The O.C. Supertones; Demon Hunter; Relient K), born in Long Beach, California

Famous Deaths

  • Daniel "Dan" Dailey, American dancer and actor (You're My Everything, Governor & J.J.), dies of anemia at 62
1978 Highlights

About October 16, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra