On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Constitution adopted by Sri Lanka
  • Emily & William Harris plead guilty to 1974 kidnapping of Patty Hearst
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Philippe Christanval, French footballer
  • Phina Oruche, British actress

Famous Deaths

  • John Wrathall, President of Rhodesia (b. 1913)