What Happened on August 23, 1978

Historical Events

  • Iranian students occupies Iranian embassy at Wassenaar

Famous Birthdays

  • Julian Casablancas, American musician, born in NYC, New York

Kobe BryantKobe Bryant (1978-2020)

American basketball guard (NBA champion 2000–02, 09-10; NBA MVP 2008; 18 x NBA All Star; LA Lakers; Olympic gold 2008,12), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Born in 1978

Famous Weddings

Kate Jackson

Actress Kate Jackson (29) weds actor Andrew Stevens (23) in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts

1978 Highlights

About August 23, 1978

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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