On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1978

Historical Events

  • Independent Counsel Act is signed into law.

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, British pop musician (BBMak - "Back Here"), born in Manchester, England

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? 43 years, 6 months and 29 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