On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1978

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)
1978 Highlights

About August 31, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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