On This Day

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

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
1978 Highlights

About August 28, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Late Summer Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

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