What Happened on August 28, 1978

Historical Events

  • Donald Vesco rode 21'-long Kawasaki motorcycle at 318.598 mph
  • Ja'afar Sharif-Emami appointed premier of Iran

Famous Birthdays

  • Jess Margera, American drummer (CKY), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Shaniqua [Linda Miles], American wrestling valet, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
Born in 1978

Famous Deaths

  • Bruce Catton, American historian and writer (Civil War), dies at 78
  • F. Van Wyck Mason, American historian and author (Three Harbours), dies at 76

About August 28, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo

Holidays: Late Summer Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Grease - Frankie Valli
  • UK #1 Song: Three Times A Lady - Commodores