On This Day

What Happened on October 28, 1978

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • 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

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
1978 Highlights

About October 28, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 11 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio