On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1978

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • USSR performs (underground) nuclear test
  • Yanks score 5 in bottom of 9th beat Brewers 8-7

Famous Deaths

  • James Gould Cozzens, American novelist (1949 Pulitzer-Guard of Honor), dies at 74
  • Johan Daisne, [Thiery], Belgian writer (Lago Maggiore), dies at 66