What Happened on August 6, 1978

Historical Events

PGA Championship

PGA Championship Men's Golf, Oakmont CC: John Mahaffey recovers from 7 down with 14 to play to force playoff; beats Tom Watson & Jerry Pate on 2nd hole

Famous Birthdays

  • Marisa Miller, American model

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Durrell Stone, US architect, dies at 76

Paul VIPaul VI (1897-1978)

262nd Roman Catholic pope (1963-78), dies of a heart attack at 80


1978 Highlights

About August 6, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Three Times A Lady - Commodores
  • UK #1 Song: You're The One That I Want - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John