On This Day

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

Person of interestKobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant, 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 (d. 2020)

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actress Kate Jackson
Kate Jackson

1978 Highlights

About August 23, 1978

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo