What Happened on August 5, 1978

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, born in Leuven, Belgium
  • 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 (Byzantine Chant)
Born in 1978

Famous Deaths

  • Dutch Clark, American Pro/College Football HOF back (Colorado College; 6 × First-team All-Pro; 3 × NFL rushing TD leader & NFL scoring leader; Portsmouth Spartans/Detroit Lions), dies at 71
  • Jesse Haines, American Baseball HOF pitcher (World Series 1926, 31, 34; pitched no-hitter 1924; St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 85
  • Queenie Smith, American actress/dancer (Funny Side), dies at 79

About August 5, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Miss You - The Rolling Stones
  • UK #1 Song: You're The One That I Want - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John