On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1978

Historical Events

  • USSR performs (underground) nuclear test

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
1978 Highlights

About August 9, 1978

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo