What Happened on August 22, 1978

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Sandinistas occupy National Palace in Managua, Nicaragua

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeff Stinco, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)

Famous Deaths

  • Ignazio Silone, Italian author (Fontamara, Pane e vino), dies at 78

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jomo Kenyatta, 1st premier of Kenya (1963-78), dies at 83

Founding Father of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta
Founding Father of Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta