On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1978

Historical Events

  • 1st gay theme telefilm - Matlovich vs US Air Force

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Lee, Irish footballer, born in Galway, Ireland
  • Jason Marquis, American baseball pitcher, born in Manhasset, NY
  • Lee Gronkiewicz, American baseball player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Reuben Droughns, American football player, born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Eames, American designer and architect, dies at 71
  • Vinoo Mankad, Indian cricketer (44 Tests for India, 2,109 runs), dies at 61
1978 Highlights

About August 21, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 43 years and 1 month
Leap Year: No

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