On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • New Orleans Saints beat Philadelphia Eagles 14-7 in an NFL exhibition at Mexico City's Olympic Stadium
  • The first all-seater stadium is opened in Aberdeen, Scotland; Aberdeen & London club Tottenham Hotspurs play a friendly to inaugurate the Pittodrie Stadium

Famous Birthdays

  • Kim Gevaert, Belgian sprinter
  • Kristin Link, American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Fairfax, Virginia
  • Lorrie Fair, soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Los Altos, California
  • Nektaria Karantzi, Greek singer

Famous Deaths

  • Queenie Smith, actress/dancer (Funny Side), dies at 79