• Ted Bundy who would confess to over 30 murders is finally arrested in Florida
• “Son of Sam” David Berkowitz got sent to prison for life.
• The “Camp David Accord” would be reached with the hope of peace in the Middle East.
• 1978 would be the first time a foreign auto manufacturer (VW) would build its cars here in the U.S!
• The Feds also raised the mandatory retirement age to 70!
• Porn publisher Larry Flynt is shot and paralyzed in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
• MOVIES: “Superman”, “Grease” and “The Deer Hunter”.
• T.V.: The Blues Brothers make their first appearance on Saturday Night Live. The Incredible Hulk, Dallas, Mork & Mindy, Battlestar Galactica and WKRP in Cincinnati, all premiere.
• Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumors” and the Eagles “Hotel California” are the big albums and both win Grammy’s.
• The Susan B. Anthony silver dollar enters circulation.
• We got our first taste of Ben & Jerry’s
• Terry Kath (Chicago)
• Keith Moon (The Who)
• Sid Vicious’ girlfriend (Nancy Spungen)
• From their album Some Girls.
• It was written by singer Mick Jagger jamming with keyboardist Billy Preston during rehearsals.
• Charlie Watts said that "A lot of those songs like Miss You on Some Girls... were heavily influenced by going to the discos.
• "Miss You" became The Rolling Stones' eighth number-one hit in the U.S.
• The Rolling Stones celebrated 17 years as a rock & roll band by claiming the #1 spot yet again with Miss You…you’re #1 @ 1 from August 1978.