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Historical Events For 1978

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Feb 09   Kimberly Leach, killed by Ted Bundy in Lake City Fla at 12 in the year 1978.  

Feb 09   Ottawa orders 11 Soviet embassy officials deported for allegedly trying to infiltrate the RCMP Security Service in the year 1978.  

Feb 09   On this day in history 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   In the year 1978 frank C Carlucci succeeds John F Blake as deputy director of CIA  

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

Feb 11   On this day in history china lifts a ban on Aristotle, Shakespeare, & Dickens  

Feb 11   On this day in history eOKA organization disbands in Cyprus  

Feb 11   James B Conant, headmaster (Harvard University), dies at 84 in the year 1978.  

Feb 11   Pacific Western Airlines aircraft crashes at Cranbrook, killing 43 people; snowplow on runway during PWA jet's landing in the year 1978.  

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Feb 12   In the year 1978 "Jesus Christ Superstar" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 96 performances  

Feb 12   US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne in the year 1978.  

Feb 12   US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner on this day in history.  

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

Feb 14   On this day in history 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   Escaped mass murderer Ted Bundy recaptured, Pensacola FL on this day in history.  

Feb 15   Ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party), dies at 72 in the year 1978.  

Feb 15   In a split decision, Leon Spinks takes the heavyweight boxing champion title away from defending champ Muhammad Ali on this day in history.  

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   The first Iron Man Triathlon (swim, bike ride, marathon) held, Kona HI on this day in history.  

Feb 20   4th People's Choice Awards Star Wars, Carol Burnett &Bob Hope in the year 1978.  

Feb 20   On this day in history egypt announces it is pulling its diplomats out of Cyprus  

Feb 22   In the year 1978 2 tankers with propane gas explode killing 15 at Waverly TN  

Feb 22   On this day in history ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien), dies at 74  

Feb 23   20th Grammy Awards Hotel California, Fleetwood Mac, Debbie Boone win on this day in history.  

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

Feb 26   Ira Levin's "Deathtrap," premieres in New York NY on this day in history.  

Feb 27   France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island in the year 1978.  

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

Feb 28   Eric Frank Russell, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space), dies at 73 in the year 1978.  

Feb 28   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 in the year 1978.  

Mar 01   Charlie Chaplin's coffin was stolen from a Swiss cemetery in the year 1978.  

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Mar 21   On this day in history birth of charmaine Dragun, Australian news anchor (d.2007)  

Mar 21   Kevin Federline, American dancer/hip hop artist was born in the year 1978.  

Mar 21   In the year 1978 birth of cristian Guzmán, Dominican baseball player  

Mar 28   In the year 1978 birth of dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941)  

Apr 02   On this day in history birth of john Gall, American baseball player  

Apr 19   On this day in history birth of adrienne Parker, Miss Tennessee Teen USA (1996)  

Apr 19   In the year 1978 birth of whitney Metzler, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-8th-96)  

Apr 19   In the year 1978 birth of gabriel Heinze, Argentinian footballer  

Famous Deaths In 1978

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 04   Willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber/lumber/wood manufacturer, dies at 76 in the year 1978.  

Jan 06   On this day in history john D MacArthur, US insurance billionaire, dies at 80  

Jan 08   On this day in history walter Keirnan, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret), dies at 75  

Jan 09   Eddie Gilbert, cricket (Aboriginal Qld quick got Don for a duck), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 10   In the year 1978 john D Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71  

Jan 11   In the year 1978 michael Bates, actor (Clockwork Orange, Salt & Pepper), dies at 57  

Jan 12   On this day in history death of nancy Spungen, stabbed to death by boyfriend Sid Vicious  

Jan 13   Hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn, VP), dies at 66 in Waverly, Minn on this day in history.  

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