On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1978

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddie Gill, American basketball player, born in Aurora, Colorado
  • Fu Mingxia, Chinese diver (Olympic gold women's 10m platform 1992, 96; 3m springboard 1996, 2000), born in Wuhan, China

Famous Deaths

  • Alidius WL Tjarda van Stachouwer, gov-gen of Neth Indies, dies at 90
1978 Highlights

About August 16, 1978

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo