On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1978

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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

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