On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1978

Historical Events

  • Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to Herbert A Simon

Papal Inauguration

Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected Pope John Paul II

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

Sports History

Test debut of Kapil Dev, India v Pakistan at Faisalabad

Cricketer Kapil Dev
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? 43 years and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra