What Happened on August 6, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Golfer Tom Watson
Tom Watson

Famous Birthdays

  • Marisa Miller, American model

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Durrell Stone, US architect, dies at 76
  • Pope Paul VI [Giovanni Montini], 262nd Roman Catholic pope (1963-78), dies at 80