What Happened on August 1, 1978

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Braves stop Reds Pete Rose's hitting streak at 44 games

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Commandos occupy Iraqi embassy in Paris, 1 dead

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Blignaut, Salisbury, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Dhani Harrison, Windsor Berkshire, English musician
  • Edgerrin James, Immokalee Florida, American football player (Indianapolis Colts)