On This Day

What Happened on October 22, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "King of Hearts" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 8th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in her first appearance in world record time 2:32:30
  • 9th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:12:12
  • Grete Weitz runs female world record marathon (2:32:29.8)
  • Laugh-in's Judy Carne arrested at Gatwick Airport for drug possession

BeatificationPapal Inauguration

Pope John Paul II is inaugurated as Pope

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Famous Birthdays

  • Chaswe Nsofwa, Zambian footballer (d. 2007)
  • Dion Glover, American basketball player, born in Marietta, Georgia
  • Owais Shah, English cricketer

Famous Deaths

  • John Riley, English poet (murdered) (b. 1937)