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
  • Thousands of mourners file past body of 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