On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1978

Famous Birthdays

  • Goran Gavrančić, Serbian footballer, born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • Matt Guerrier, American baseball player, born in Shaker Heights, Ohio

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young (32) weds Pegi Morton

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Neil Young

Famous Deaths

  • Carlos Chávez, Mexican conductor and composer (Sinfonía india), dies at 79
  • Satomi Myodo, Zen nun/attendant of Hakuun Yasutani Roshi, dies at 82
  • Totie Fields [Sophie Feldman], American comedienne, dies at 48
1978 Highlights

About August 2, 1978

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo