On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1978

Historical Events

  • Pioneer-Venus 2 with 5 atmospheric probes launched toward Venus

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Maybury, Irish footballer
  • Countess Vaughn, American actress and singer
  • Louis Saha, French footballer
  • Miho Shiraishi, Japanese actress
1978 Highlights

About August 8, 1978

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo