What Happened on August 31, 1978

Historical Events

  • Constitution adopted by Sri Lanka

Event of Interest

Emily & William Harris plead guilty to 1974 kidnapping of American publishing heiress Patty Hearst

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Philippe Christanval, French footballer
Born in 1978

Famous Deaths

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

About August 31, 1978

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

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

Music Charts

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