On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1978

Historical Events

  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Rafael Furcal, Dominican baseball player, born in Loma de Cabrera, Dominican Republic

Famous Deaths

  • Louis Prima, American jazz and pop singer, trumpeter, and bandleader ("That Old Black Magic"; "Oh, Marie"), dies at 67
1978 Highlights

About August 24, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo