On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1978

Historical Events

  • Dutch cyclist Gerrie Knetemann wins UCI Road World C'ship from Francesco Moser of Italy and Dane Jorgen Marcussenin in Nürburg, West Germany

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Reds Joe Morgan is 1st to hit 200 HRs & have 500 stolen bases

MLB Hall of Fame Infielder and Broadcaster Joe Morgan
MLB Hall of Fame Infielder and Broadcaster
Joe Morgan
  • Yankee Catfish Hunter's 6-2 win gives him a perfect 6-0 in Aug 1978

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Shaw, British actor, novelist, and playwright (Deep, Jaws, Sting, Black Sunday), dies of heart attack at 51
1978 Highlights

About August 27, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo