On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1978

Historical Events

  • 51st National Spelling Bee: Peg McCarthy wins spelling deification
  • Braves draft Bob Horner #1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nevada jury rules Howard Hughes "Mormon Will" is a forgery

Aviator and Businessman Howard Hughes
Aviator and Businessman
Howard Hughes

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestMaria Menounos

Maria Menounos, American actress, TV star (Today, Access Hollywood, WWE) and 1996 Miss Massachusetts Teen USA, born in Medford, Massachusetts

Journalist Maria Menounos
Maria Menounos

1978 Highlights

About June 8, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini