On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1978

Historical Events

  • Paul Vanden Boeynants forms Belgium government
  • Police's 1st US concert (NYC's CBGBs)
  • US dollar devalued below Dutch Ÿ2

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Johns, American Idol (season 7) finalist
  • Paul Wilson, Irish bass player (Snow Patrol)
  • Virender Sehwag, Indian cricketer

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Journalist Ben Bradlee (57) weds fellow journalist Sally Quinn (37)

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Ben Bradlee

1978 Highlights

About October 20, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 4 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra