What Happened On 17th August 1978 In History

August 17th (1978) was a Thursday. It's the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 136 days left to the end of the year.

Historical Events for 17th August, 1978

  • » 'Double Eagle II' becomes first balloon (aircraft) or balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean when it lands in Miserey, France near Paris, 137 hours after leaving Presque Isle, Maine.

Famous Birthdays on August 17 in 1978

  • » Jelena KarleuĊĦa, Serbian singer and dancer
  • » Karena Lam, Canadian-Hong Kong actress and singer
  • » Ebon Moss-Bachrach, American actor
  • » Vibeke Stene, Norwegian singer (Tristania (band) e.g Tristania)

August 17th Holidays in History

  • » Christian Calendar of saints or Feast Day:
  • » Clare of Montefalco known as Clare of the Cross
  • » Hyacinth of Poland
  • » Johann Gerhard (Lutheran)
  • » Mammes of Caesarea (Catholic Church)
  • » Samuel Johnson, Timothy Cutler (Episcopal Church (USA))
  • » August 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • » List of national independence days called Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Gabon from France in 1960.
  • » Portunes called Portunalia (Roman Empire)
  • » Public holidays in Slovenia e.g Prekmurje Union Day (Slovenia)

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