What Happened on October 6, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Midnight Express" film premieres directed by Alan Parker starring Brad Davis, Randy Quaid and John Hurt
  • Hannah H Gray inaugurated as 1st female head of a US university (Chicago)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Iraq declares Ayatollah Khomeini an undesirable person

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mick Jagger apologizes for racist lyrics in "Some Girls"

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Royals' George Brett hits 3 HRs, Yanks win championship game 3, 6-5

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett

Film release premierFilm Premier

Terrence Malick's "Days of Heaven" film premieres starring Richard Gere


Famous Birthdays

  • Ricky Hatton, English boxer, born in Stockport, England

Famous Weddings

  • ABBA member Anni-Frid Lyngstad (32) weds fellow ABBA musician Benny Andersson (31)