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Historical Events Happened In 1978

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

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   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 in the year 1978.  

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   In the year 1978 james B Conant, headmaster (Harvard University), dies at 84  

Feb 11   In the year 1978 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 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   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   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1978 zaire revises constitution  

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 in the year 1978.  

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

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

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

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 in the year 1978.  

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

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   In the year 1978 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   In the year 1978 birth of charmaine Dragun, Australian news anchor (d.2007)  

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

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

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

Apr 02   John Gall, American baseball player was born in the year 1978.  

Apr 19   In the year 1978 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   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   In the year 1978 willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber/lumber/wood manufacturer, dies at 76  

Jan 06   John D MacArthur, US insurance billionaire, dies at 80 in the year 1978.  

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

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

Jan 10   John D Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

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

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  

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