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Historical Events Happened In 1978

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

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

Feb 09   Ottawa orders 11 Soviet embassy officials deported for allegedly trying to infiltrate the RCMP Security Service on this day in history.  

Feb 09   On this day in history ted Bundy kills Kimberly Leach, 12, Lake City FL; later executed  

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 in the year 1978.  

Feb 10   Frank C Carlucci succeeds John F Blake as deputy director of CIA on this day in history.  

Feb 11   In the year 1978 16 Unification church couples wed in New York NY  

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   On this day in history james B Conant, headmaster (Harvard University), dies at 84  

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

Feb 12   In the year 1978 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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1978 england all out 64 for first loss to New Zealand in cricket (Boycott Captain)  

Feb 15   Escaped mass murderer Ted Bundy recaptured, Pensacola FL in the year 1978.  

Feb 15   Ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Feb 15   In the year 1978 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 on this day in history.  

Feb 20   4th People's Choice Awards Star Wars, Carol Burnett &Bob Hope on this day in history.  

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

Feb 22   2 tankers with propane gas explode killing 15 at Waverly TN on this day in history.  

Feb 22   On this day in history 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   In the year 1978 daniel "Chappie" James Jr, retired Air Force general, dies at 58  

Feb 26   Ira Levin's "Deathtrap," premieres in New York NY in the year 1978.  

Feb 27   France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island in the year 1978.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history charlie Chaplin's coffin was stolen from a Swiss cemetery  

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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   On this day in history birth of cristian Guzmán, Dominican baseball player  

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

Apr 02   In the year 1978 birth of john Gall, American baseball player  

Apr 19   On this day in history 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   Willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber/lumber/wood manufacturer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   On this day in history john D MacArthur, US insurance billionaire, dies at 80  

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

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

Jan 10   On this day in history 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   In the year 1978 death of nancy Spungen, stabbed to death by boyfriend Sid Vicious  

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