On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1978

Historical Events

  • Sandinistas occupy National Palace in Managua, Nicaragua

Famous Birthdays

  • James Corden, British actor, comedian and television host (The Late Late Show with James Corden), born in Hillingdon, London
  • Jeff Stinco, Canadian musician (Simple Plan), born in Montreal, Quebec

Famous Deaths

  • Ignazio Silone, Italian novelist (Fontamara, Pane e vino), dies at 78

Person of interestJomo Kenyatta

Jomo Kenyatta, 1st Prime Minister of Kenya (1963-78), dies at 83

Founding Father of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta
Founding Father of Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta

1978 Highlights

About August 22, 1978

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

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo