What Happened on August 17, 1978

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Vibeke Stene, Norwegian goth-metal singer (Tristania), and actress, born in Sokndal, Norway
1978 Highlights

About August 17, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Three Times A Lady - Commodores
  • UK #1 Song: Three Times A Lady - Commodores