So what about 1978?
Do you remember:
A lot of serial killing going on this year.
¤ January 28 – Richard Chase, the “Vampire of Sacramento”, is arrested. He was an Americanschizophrenicserial killer who killed six people in a span of a month in Sacramento, California. He was nicknamed “The Vampire of Sacramento” because he drank his victims’ blood and cannibalized their remains.
¤ February 1 – Hollywood film director Roman Polanski skips bail and flees to France, after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl.
¤ February 15 – Serial killer Ted Bundy is captured in Pensacola, Florida.
¤ February 16 – The Hillside Strangler, a serial killer prowling Los Angeles, claims a tenth and final victim.
¤ March 6 – American porn publisher Larry Flynt is shot and paralyzed in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
¤ June 12 – Serial killer David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam,” is sentenced to 365 years in prison.
¤ June 19 – Garfield, which eventually becomes the world’s most widely syndicated comic strip, makes its debut.
¤ December 22 – Chicago serial killer John Wayne Gacy, who was subsequently convicted of the murder of 33 young men, is arrested.