On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1978

Historical Events

Sport awardPGA 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

Golfer Tom Watson
Tom Watson

Famous Birthdays

  • Marisa Miller, American model

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Durrell Stone, US architect, dies at 76

Person of interestPaul VI

Pope Paul VI [Giovanni Montini], 262nd Roman Catholic pope (1963-78), dies of a heart attack at 80

Pope Paul VI
Paul VI

1978 Highlights

About August 6, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo