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, Scottish bass player (Snow Patrol), born in Kinlochleven, Scotland
  • Virender Sehwag, Indian cricketer (Wisden Leading World Cricketer 2008), born in Delhi, India

Famous Weddings

Ben Bradlee

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

1978 Highlights

About October 20, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 6 months and 29 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