What Happened on August 27, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Gerrie Knetemann becomes world cyclist champion
  • Reds Joe Morgan is 1st to hit 200 HRs & have 500 stolen bases
  • Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
  • Yankee Catfish Hunter's 6-2 win gives him a perfect 6-0 in Aug 1978

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Shaw, actor (Dan-Buccaneers), dies of heart attack at 51