What Happened on August 7, 1978

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

Thousands of mourners file past body of Pope Paul VI

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Timbers, American stage and screen director (Moulin Rouge!), born in New York City
  • 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? 44 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Three Times A Lady - Commodores
  • UK #1 Song: You're The One That I Want - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John