What Happened on October 23, 1978

Historical Events

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

Music History

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


Famous Birthdays

  • Archie Thompson, Australian footballer, born in Otorohanga, New Zealand
  • Jimmy Bullard, English footballer and TV host (Soccer AM), born in East Ham, England
  • Steve Harmison, English cricketer, born in Ashington, England

Famous Deaths

Maybelle CarterMaybelle Carter (1909-1978)

American country singer (Johnny Cash Show), dies at 69

1978 Highlights

About October 23, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Labour Day (New Zealand)

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hot Child In The City - Nick Gilder
  • UK #1 Song: Summer Nights - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John