On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday

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
Pope
Paul VI

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexandre Aja, French director, born in Paris, France
  • Cirroc Lofton, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jamey Jasta, American 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