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

Jomo KenyattaJomo Kenyatta (1891-1978)

1st Prime Minister of Kenya (1963-64) and the 1st President of Kenya (1964-78), dies at 83


1978 Highlights

About August 22, 1978

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Grease - Frankie Valli
  • UK #1 Song: Three Times A Lady - Commodores