On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1978

Historical Events

  • Independent Counsel Act is signed into law.

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat named joint winners of 1978 Nobel Peace Prize

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin

Famous Birthdays

  • CM Punk, American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Eva Kaili, Greek TV presenter and politician, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Jimmy Aggrey, English footballer (Torquay United), born in Hammersmith, London
  • Mark Barry, English musician (BBMak), born in Manchester

Famous Deaths

  • George "Jackie" Grant, West Indian cricketer (West Indian captain 1930-35), dies at 71
1978 Highlights

About October 26, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 4 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio