What Happened on August 6, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardGolf Tournament

Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate Europea Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • PGA Championship, 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
  • Pope Paul VI, [Giovanni Montini], (1963-78), dies at 80