On This Day

What Happened on October 18, 1978

Historical Events

  • NY Islanders 1st scoreless tie, vs LA Kings
  • US 1st daughter Susan Ford announces engagement to Charles F Vance

Famous Birthdays

  • Mike Tindall, English rugby union player
  • Wesley Jonathan, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Woolley, English cricketer (58,969 1st-class runs), dies at 91
  • Jacques Mornard [Ramon Mercader], murderer of Trotsky, dies at 64
1978 Highlights

About October 18, 1978

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 7 months and 5 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