What Happened in Oct 1978

  • Judas Priest release Killing Machine/Hell Bent for Leather

    Killing Machine is the fifth studio album by British heavy metal band Judas Priest, released in November 1978. The album saw Judas Priest head... Read more

  • 1978 World Series

    As the World Series celebrated its 75th Anniversary, two teams that shared many chapters in its story met for a classic rematch of East vs. West.... Read more

  • Spyros Tanker Disaster

    FORTY-EIGHT people were killed and nearly 100 injured, most of them seriously, in an explosion and fire on board the Greek tanker Spyros at Jurong... Read more

  • "Toto" Is Released

    Toto is the first studio album by the American band Toto. It was released in 1978 and features the hit singles "Hold the Line", "I'll Supply the... Read more

  • John Paul II is elected Pope

    he Venerable Pope John Paul II (Polish: Jan Paweł II, Latin: Ioannes Paulus PP. II, Italian: Giovanni Paolo II), born Karol Józef Wojtyła; 18 May... Read more

  • The Frederick Valentich Disappearance

    During the evening of October 21, 1978, twenty year old Australian Pilot Frederick Valentich disappeared over Bass Strait, while flying from... Read more

  • Rush release Hemispheres

    Hemispheres is the sixth studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1978. The album was recorded at Rockfield Studios in... Read more