On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 1978

Historical Events

  • Gold hits record $223.50 an ounce in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Claudio Pizarro, Peruvian soccer striker (85 caps; Bayern Munich 224 games, 87 goals), born in Callao, Peru
  • Gerald Asamoah, German soccer forward (43 caps; Schalke 04 279 games, 44 goals), born in Mampong, Ghana
  • Jake Shears [Jason Sellards], American rock singer (Scissor Sisters), born in Mesa, Arizona
  • Shannyn Sossamon, American actress

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Strange, English soccer right half (20 caps, 3 as captain; Sheffield Wednesday, 253 games), dies at 78
1978 Highlights

About October 3, 1978

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra