What Happened on August 24, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Melissa McElroy, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96), born in Houston, Texas
  • Rafael Furcal, Dominican baseball player, born in Loma de Cabrera, Dominican Republic

Famous Deaths

  • Louis Prima, American singer, dies at 67