What Happened on October 25, 1978

Historical Events

Film Release

"Halloween", directed by John Carpenter, starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut, is released

  • Israeli government approves "in principle", a draft compromise peace

Sports History

San Diego Padres pitcher Gaylord Perry wins NL Cy Young, 1st to do so in both leagues (AL, 1972)

Famous Birthdays

  • Riley Mants, 200m breaststroker (Olympics 1996), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Russell Anderson, Scottish footballer (Sunderland), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
1978 Highlights

About October 25, 1978

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

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