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Historical Events Happened In 1978

Saturday, 25 October 2014

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   Ted Bundy kills Kimberly Leach, 12, Lake City FL; later executed on this day in history.  

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 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 on this day in history.  

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  

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

Feb 12   On this day in history uS female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne  

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

Feb 13   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

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   Escaped mass murderer Ted Bundy recaptured, Pensacola FL in the year 1978.  

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   In the year 1978 the first Computer Bulletin Board System (Ward & Randy's CBBS, Chicago)  

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

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

Feb 25   In the year 1978 daniel "Chappie" James Jr, retired Air Force general, dies at 58  

Feb 26   In the year 1978 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   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   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 in the year 1978.  

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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   In the year 1978 birth of kevin Federline, American dancer/hip hop artist  

Mar 21   Cristian Guzmán, Dominican baseball player was born on this day in history.  

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

Apr 02   In the year 1978 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 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   In the year 1978 willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber/lumber/wood manufacturer, dies at 76  

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

Jan 08   In the year 1978 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 in the year 1978.  

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

Jan 11   On this day in history michael Bates, actor (Clockwork Orange, Salt & Pepper), dies at 57  

Jan 12   Nancy Spungen, stabbed to death by boyfriend Sid Vicious died in the year 1978.  

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