On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 1978

Historical Events

  • LA Dodgers win the pennant
  • MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 1
  • MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Philadelphia Phillies, 3 games to 1
  • USSR performs nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Alesha Dixon, British pop singer (Mis-Teeq), born in Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
  • Zaheer Khan, Indian cricketer, born in Shrirampur, India

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Country singer Merle Haggard (41) weds his backup singer Leona Williams (35); divorce in 1983

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard

1978 Highlights

About October 7, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra