On This Day

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
  • 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