On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1978

Historical Events

  • 1st successful crossing of the Atlantic by balloon (3 Americans)

Famous Birthdays

  • Vibeke Stene, Norwegian singer (Tristania), born in Sokndal, Norway
1978 Highlights

About August 17, 1978

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

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo