On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 1978

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)

Historic Event

Iraq declares Ayatollah Khomeini an undesirable person

Music History

Mick Jagger apologizes for racist lyrics in "Some Girls"

Baseball Record

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

Film 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)
1978 Highlights

About October 6, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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