On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1978

Historical Events

  • "C'est Chic" 2nd studio album by Chic is released featuring single "Le Freak" (Billboard Album of the Year 1979)

Papal InaugurationFuneral of Pope Paul VI

Funeral of Pope Paul VI held in the Vatican

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Pope Paul VI's body lying in view in the Vatican after his death
Pope Paul VI's body lying in view in the Vatican after his death
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  • Legionnaire's disease bacteria isolated in Atlanta

Famous Birthdays

  • Amber Brkich, American reality television personality
  • Jermain Taylor, American boxer

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Charo marries Kjell Rasten, a producer, in South Lake Tahoe, California

Actress Charo
Actress
Charo

1978 Highlights

About August 11, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo