Historical Events Happened In 1978
Sunday, 28 December 2014
Feb 09 Kimberly Leach, killed by Ted Bundy in Lake City Fla at 12 in the year 1978.
Feb 09 In the year 1978 ottawa orders 11 Soviet embassy officials deported for allegedly trying to infiltrate the RCMP Security Service
Feb 09 Ted Bundy kills Kimberly Leach, 12, Lake City FL; later executed on this day in history.
Feb 09 In the year 1978 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.
Feb 10 In the year 1978 frank C Carlucci succeeds John F Blake as deputy director of CIA
Feb 11 On this day in history 16 Unification church couples wed in New York NY
Feb 11 China lifts a ban on Aristotle, Shakespeare, & Dickens in the year 1978.
Feb 11 EOKA organization disbands in Cyprus in the year 1978.
Feb 11 On this day in history james B Conant, headmaster (Harvard University), dies at 84
Feb 11 Pacific Western Airlines aircraft crashes at Cranbrook, killing 43 people; snowplow on runway during PWA jet's landing in the year 1978.
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 In the year 1978 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Feb 14 First "micro on a chip" patented by Texas Instruments in the year 1978.
Feb 15 England all out 64 for first loss to New Zealand in cricket (Boycott Captain) in the year 1978.
Feb 15 In the year 1978 escaped mass murderer Ted Bundy recaptured, Pensacola FL
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 Zaire revises constitution in the year 1978.
Feb 16 The first Computer Bulletin Board System (Ward & Randy's CBBS, Chicago) on this day in history.
Feb 18 On this day in history the first Iron Man Triathlon (swim, bike ride, marathon) held, Kona HI
Feb 20 4th People's Choice Awards Star Wars, Carol Burnett &Bob Hope on this day in history.
Feb 20 On this day in history egypt announces it is pulling its diplomats out of Cyprus
Feb 22 2 tankers with propane gas explode killing 15 at Waverly TN in the year 1978.
Feb 22 Ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien), dies at 74 in the year 1978.
Feb 23 On this day in history 20th Grammy Awards Hotel California, Fleetwood Mac, Debbie Boone win
Feb 25 On this day in history daniel "Chappie" James Jr, retired Air Force general, dies at 58
Feb 26 Ira Levin's "Deathtrap," premieres in New York NY on this day in history.
Feb 27 On this day in history france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
Feb 27 On this day in history vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov, composer, dies at 65
Feb 28 In the year 1978 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 In the year 1978 charlie Chaplin's coffin was stolen from a Swiss cemetery