On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1978

Historical Events

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Atlanta Braves trounce Cincinnati Reds, 16-4 and halt Pete Rose's NL record 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, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Salisbury, Rhodesia
  • Dhani Harrison, British musician (Brainwashed), born in Windsor, Berkshire
  • Edgerrin James, American football player (Indianapolis Colts), born in Immokalee, Florida
1978 Highlights

About August 1, 1978

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo