What Happened on October 17, 1978

Historical Events

  • Baseball World Series: NY Yankees repeat as champions; beat LA, 7-2 at Dodger Stadium for 4-2 series victory; MVP: NY shortstop Bucky Dent
  • NY Islanders start a streak of 23 undefeated games at home (15-0-8)

Event of Interest

President Jimmy Carter signs bill restoring US citizenship to Jefferson Davis

  • USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Yanks win 22nd World Championship capping their great comeback year
1978 History

About October 17, 1978

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 11 months and 17 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