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Historical Events For 1978

Friday, 28 July 2017

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

Feb 09   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   16 Unification church couples wed in New York NY on this day in history.  

Feb 11   China lifts a ban on Aristotle, Shakespeare, & Dickens in the year 1978.  

Feb 11   In the year 1978 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  

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

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   On this day in history england all out 64 for first loss to New Zealand in cricket (Boycott Captain)  

Feb 15   In the year 1978 escaped mass murderer Ted Bundy recaptured, Pensacola FL  

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   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 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   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   Ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien), dies at 74 in the year 1978.  

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

Feb 27   France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on this day in history.  

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   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   In the year 1978 charlie Chaplin's coffin was stolen from a Swiss cemetery  

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Famous Birthdays In 1978

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Mar 21   Charmaine Dragun, Australian news anchor (d.2007) was born on this day in history.  

Mar 21   In the year 1978 birth of kevin Federline, American dancer/hip hop artist  

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   Adrienne Parker, Miss Tennessee Teen USA (1996) was born in the year 1978.  

Apr 19   Whitney Metzler, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-8th-96) was born in the year 1978.  

Apr 19   Gabriel Heinze, Argentinian footballer was born in the year 1978.  

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

Jan 08   In the year 1978 walter Keirnan, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret), dies at 75  

Jan 09   In the year 1978 eddie Gilbert, cricket (Aboriginal Qld quick got Don for a duck), dies  

Jan 10   On this day in history 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   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.  

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