On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 1578

Historical Events

  • Battle of Alcazarquivir, Moroccans defeat Portuguese, 10,000 killed

Famous Deaths

  • Sebastiaan, King of Portugal (1557-78), dies in battle at about 24
  • Thomas Stucley, English adventurer
1578 Highlights

About August 4, 1578

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 442 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo