On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday

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
Kapil Dev

Famous Birthdays

  • Abel Talamantez, Texas, singer (Menudo-Cannonball)
  • Ethan Luck, American musician (The O.C. Supertones, Demon Hunter, Relient K)

Famous Deaths

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