What Happened on October 16, 1978

Historical Events

Nobel Prize

Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to American political scientist Herbert A. Simon [1]

Papal Inauguration

Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected Pope John Paul II

Sports History

Test debut of Kapil Dev, India v Pakistan at Faisalabad


1978 History

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
Born in 1978

Famous Deaths

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

About October 16, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 11 months and 8 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