Historical Events for August 1978

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Events 1 - 48 of 48

1st - Braves stop Reds Pete Rose's hitting streak at 44 games
1st - Commandos occupy Iraqi embassy in Paris, 1 dead
3rd - 11th Commonwealth Games open in Edmonton, Canada
5th - New Orlean Saints beat Phil Eagles 14-7 in Mexico City (NFL expo)
6th - 60th PGA Championship: John Mahaffey shoots a 276 at Oakmont CC PA
6th - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate Europea Golf Open
7th - Eddie Mathews, Addie Joss, & Larry MacPhail inducted to Hall of Fame
7th - Thousands of mourners file past body of Pope Paul VI
8th - Pioneer-Venus 2 with 5 atmospheric probes launched toward Venus
9th - USSR performs (underground) nuclear test
9th - Yanks score 5 in bottom of 9th beat Brewers 8-7
10th - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya
11th - Funeral of Pope Paul VI
11th - Legionnaire's disease bacteria isolated in Atlanta
12th - Arron Marshall completes a record shower of 336 hours
12th - China & Japan sign peace treaty
12th - ICE is launched
12th - 11th Commonwealth Games close in Edmonton, Canada
13th - Bomb attack in Beirut, 175 killed
13th - Judy wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic Rankin
LPGA Golfer Nancy LopezLPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez 13th - Yanks score 5 runs in top of 7th. but rain causes game to be halted & thus score goes back to previous inning, Balt wins 3-0
14th - French TV announced a rating of "0" for a program about an Armenian's woman's 40th birthday, (comp: Napoleanic drama-67%, Knockout-33%)
15th - US House of Representatives approves (233-169), 39-month extension for ERA
17th - 1st successful crossing of the Atlantic by balloon (3 Americans)
18th - Memphis Tenn settles with striking police officers & firefighters
19th - 422 die in an arson fire at a movie theater in Iran
20th - Gunmen open fire on an Israeli El Al Airline bus in London
20th - Mark Vinchesi of Amherst Mass keeps a frisbee aloft 15.2 seconds
20th - Sandra Post wins LPGA Lady Stroh's Golf Open
20th - Tatyana Providokhina runs female world record 1k (2:30.6)
21st - 1st gay theme telefilm - Matlovich vs US Air Force
22nd - Sandinistas occupy National Palace in Managua, Nicaragua
23rd - Iranian students occupies Iranian embassy at Wassenaar
24th - USSR performs underground nuclear test
25th - Baseball umps stage a 1 day strike
26th - Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice becomes Pope John Paul I
26th - Soyuz 31 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 East German) to Salyut 6
27th - Gerrie Knetemann becomes world cyclist champion
27th - Reds Joe Morgan is 1st to hit 200 HRs & have 500 stolen bases
27th - Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
27th - Yankee Catfish Hunter's 6-2 win gives him a perfect 6-0 in Aug 1978
28th - Donald Vesco rode 21'-long Kawasaki motorcycle at 318.598 mph
28th - Ja'afar Sharif-Emami appointed premier of Iran
29th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
29th - USTA National Tennis Center opens in Flushing NY
31st - Constitution adopted by Sri Lanka
31st - Emily & William Harris plead guilty to 1974 kidnapping of Patty Hearst
31st - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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