What Happened on October 5, 1978

Historical Events

  • Isaac Bashevis Singer wins the Nobel Prize for literature
  • Over 30 major nations ratify the Environmental Modification Convention which prohibits weather warfare that has widespread, long-lasting or severe effects
  • Sweden's Fälldin government falls

Famous Birthdays

  • James Valentine, American musician (Maroon 5), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Jesse Palmer, Canadian-born American football player, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Morgan Webb, American television presenter, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Shane Ryan, Irish Gaelic footballer, born in Dublin, Ireland
1978 Highlights

About October 5, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Kiss You All Over - Exile
  • UK #1 Song: Summer Nights - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John