On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1978

Historical Events

  • Eddie Mathews, Addie Joss and Larry MacPhail are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Thousands of mourners file past body of Pope Paul VI

Pope Paul VI
Paul VI

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexandre Aja, French director, born in Paris, France
  • Cirroc Lofton, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jamey Jasta [James Shanahan], American metal singer (Hatebreed), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Vanness Wu, Taiwanese-American singer (F4, Kangta & Vanness), born in Santa Monica, California

Famous Deaths

  • Franz Alphons Wolpert, German composer, dies at 60
1978 Highlights

About August 7, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo