On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 1978

Historical Events

  • CBS raises LP prices to $8.98
  • China & Japan formally ends 4 decades of dissension

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sid Vicious attempts suicide while at Riker's Detention Center in NYC

Musician Sid Vicious
Sid Vicious

Famous Birthdays

  • Archie Thompson, Australian footballer
  • Jimmy Bullard, English footballer
  • Steve Harmison, English cricketer

Famous Deaths

Person of interestMaybelle Carter

Maybelle Carter, country singer (Johnny Cash Show), dies at 69

Country Singer Maybelle Carter
Country Singer
Maybelle Carter

1978 Highlights

About October 23, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Labour Day (New Zealand)

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio