What Happened on October 28, 1978

Historical Events

Sports History

Bobby Orr scores his last career NHL goal (vs Detroit Red Wings)

  • Don Ritchie runs world record 100k (6:10:20)
  • NBC's premiere of Kiss' acting debut, "Kiss Meets The Phantom of the Park" TV film
1978 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Gwendoline Christie, English actress (Game of Thrones), born in Worthing, England
  • Justin Guarini [Bell], American pop singer and actor (American Idol), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • Marta Etura, Spanish actress
Born in 1978

About October 28, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 4 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