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Historical Events For 1978

Monday, 24 April 2017

Feb 09   Kimberly Leach, killed by Ted Bundy in Lake City Fla at 12 on this day in history.  

Feb 09   In the year 1978 ottawa orders 11 Soviet embassy officials deported for allegedly trying to infiltrate the RCMP Security Service  

Feb 09   In the year 1978 ted Bundy kills Kimberly Leach, 12, Lake City FL; later executed  

Feb 09   The first satellite of the new Navy Fleet Satellite Communications System was launched. This system satisfies the need for worldwide tactical command control and communications for the entire fleet in the year 1978.  

Feb 10   Frank C Carlucci succeeds John F Blake as deputy director of CIA in the year 1978.  

Feb 11   16 Unification church couples wed in New York NY in the year 1978.  

Feb 11   In the year 1978 china lifts a ban on Aristotle, Shakespeare, & Dickens  

Feb 11   EOKA organization disbands in Cyprus on this day in history.  

Feb 11   On this day in history james B Conant, headmaster (Harvard University), dies at 84  

Feb 11   On this day in history pacific Western Airlines aircraft crashes at Cranbrook, killing 43 people; snowplow on runway during PWA jet's landing  

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Feb 12   "Jesus Christ Superstar" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 96 performances on this day in history.  

Feb 12   US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne on this day in history.  

Feb 12   In the year 1978 uS male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner  

Feb 13   On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

Feb 14   In the year 1978 first "micro on a chip" patented by Texas Instruments  

Feb 15   England all out 64 for first loss to New Zealand in cricket (Boycott Captain) on this day in history.  

Feb 15   In the year 1978 escaped mass murderer Ted Bundy recaptured, Pensacola FL  

Feb 15   Ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Feb 15   In the year 1978 in a split decision, Leon Spinks takes the heavyweight boxing champion title away from defending champ Muhammad Ali.  

Feb 15   Zaire revises constitution on this day in history.  

Feb 16   The first Computer Bulletin Board System (Ward & Randy's CBBS, Chicago) in the year 1978.  

Feb 18   In the year 1978 the first Iron Man Triathlon (swim, bike ride, marathon) held, Kona HI  

Feb 20   On this day in history 4th People's Choice Awards Star Wars, Carol Burnett &Bob Hope  

Feb 20   Egypt announces it is pulling its diplomats out of Cyprus in the year 1978.  

Feb 22   2 tankers with propane gas explode killing 15 at Waverly TN on this day in history.  

Feb 22   Ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien), dies at 74 in the year 1978.  

Feb 23   20th Grammy Awards Hotel California, Fleetwood Mac, Debbie Boone win in the year 1978.  

Feb 25   Daniel "Chappie" James Jr, retired Air Force general, dies at 58 in the year 1978.  

Feb 26   On this day in history ira Levin's "Deathtrap," premieres in New York NY  

Feb 27   In the year 1978 france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island  

Feb 27   On this day in history vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov, composer, dies at 65  

Feb 28   On this day in history eric Frank Russell, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space), dies at 73  

Feb 28   On this day in history the Department of Defense authorized fullscale development of the Sikorsky Aircraft's SH-60B LAMPS MK III helicopter. The aircraft was designed primarily for antisubmarine and antiship missions and to be deployed aboard frigates, destroyers and cruisers.  

Mar 01   Charlie Chaplin's coffin was stolen from a Swiss cemetery on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1978

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Mar 21   Charmaine Dragun, Australian news anchor (d.2007) was born on this day in history.  

Mar 21   Kevin Federline, American dancer/hip hop artist was born on this day in history.  

Mar 21   On this day in history birth of cristian Guzmán, Dominican baseball player  

Mar 28   On this day in history birth of dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941)  

Apr 02   In the year 1978 birth of john Gall, American baseball player  

Apr 19   In the year 1978 birth of adrienne Parker, Miss Tennessee Teen USA (1996)  

Apr 19   Whitney Metzler, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-8th-96) was born in the year 1978.  

Apr 19   Gabriel Heinze, Argentinian footballer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1978

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 04   Willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber/lumber/wood manufacturer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   In the year 1978 john D MacArthur, US insurance billionaire, dies at 80  

Jan 08   Walter Keirnan, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret), dies at 75 in the year 1978.  

Jan 09   Eddie Gilbert, cricket (Aboriginal Qld quick got Don for a duck), dies in the year 1978.  

Jan 10   On this day in history john D Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71  

Jan 11   Michael Bates, actor (Clockwork Orange, Salt & Pepper), dies at 57 in the year 1978.  

Jan 12   Nancy Spungen, stabbed to death by boyfriend Sid Vicious died on this day in history.  

Jan 13   In the year 1978 hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn, VP), dies at 66 in Waverly, Minn  

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