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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  

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Famous Birthdays In 1978

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Mar 21   On this day in history birth of charmaine Dragun, Australian news anchor (d.2007)  

Mar 21   On this day in history birth of kevin Federline, American dancer/hip hop artist  

Mar 21   Cristian Guzmán, Dominican baseball player was born in the year 1978.  

Mar 28   In the year 1978 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   On this day in history birth of whitney Metzler, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-8th-96)  

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

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

Jan 10   In the year 1978 john D Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71  

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

Jan 12   Nancy Spungen, stabbed to death by boyfriend Sid Vicious died on this day in history.  

Jan 13   Hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn, VP), dies at 66 in Waverly, Minn on this day in history.