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

  • (Albert) Eddie Calvert, British trumpeter ("Oh, Mein Papa"; "Cherry Pink (and Apple Blossom White)"), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Franz Alphons Wolpert, German composer, dies at 60
1978 Highlights

About August 7, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Civic Holiday (Canada), Summer Bank Holiday (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo