On This Day

What Happened on October 22, 1978

Historical Events

  • "King of Hearts" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Grete Weitz runs female world record marathon (2:32:29.8)
  • Laugh-in's Judy Carne arrested at Gatwick Airport for drug possession
  • New York City Marathon: Grete Waitz of Norway wins in her race debut in world record 2:32:30; Bill Rodgers wins his third straight title in 2:12:12

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)
1978 Highlights

About October 22, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra