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Historical Events Happened In 1978

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Feb 09   On this day in history kimberly Leach, killed by Ted Bundy in Lake City Fla at 12  

Feb 09   Ottawa orders 11 Soviet embassy officials deported for allegedly trying to infiltrate the RCMP Security Service on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 10   Frank C Carlucci succeeds John F Blake as deputy director of CIA on this day in history.  

Feb 11   16 Unification church couples wed in New York NY on this day in history.  

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

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

Feb 11   James B Conant, headmaster (Harvard University), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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   First "micro on a chip" patented by Texas Instruments on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party), dies at 72  

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

Feb 15   On this day in history zaire revises constitution  

Feb 16   The first Computer Bulletin Board System (Ward & Randy's CBBS, Chicago) on this day in history.  

Feb 18   The first Iron Man Triathlon (swim, bike ride, marathon) held, Kona HI on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Feb 25   Daniel "Chappie" James Jr, retired Air Force general, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 27   On this day in history france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island  

Feb 27   Vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov, composer, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history charlie Chaplin's coffin was stolen from a Swiss cemetery  

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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   Cristian Guzmán, Dominican baseball player was born on this day in history.  

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

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

Apr 19   Adrienne Parker, Miss Tennessee Teen USA (1996) was born on this day in history.  

Apr 19   Whitney Metzler, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-8th-96) was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber/lumber/wood manufacturer, dies at 76  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 13   On this day in history hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn, VP), dies at 66 in Waverly, Minn