What Happened on August 1, 1978

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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