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

Neil Young

Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young (32) weds American diner waitress Pegi Morton (25); divorce 2014

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? 43 years and 4 months
Leap Year: No

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