On This Day

What Happened on October 25, 1978

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

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

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis
Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter
  • Israeli government approves "in principle", a draft compromise peace
  • Padres Gaylord Perry is 1st to win Cy Young in both leagues (NL)

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? 42 years, 8 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio