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)

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? 41 years, 9 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra