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Historical Events Happened In 1978

Monday, 02 March 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   Ted Bundy kills Kimberly Leach, 12, Lake City FL; later executed in the year 1978.  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 11   In the year 1978 china lifts a ban on Aristotle, Shakespeare, & Dickens  

Feb 11   On this day in history eOKA organization disbands in Cyprus  

Feb 11   In the year 1978 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 on this day in history.  

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

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   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site in the year 1978.  

Feb 14   First "micro on a chip" patented by Texas Instruments on this day in history.  

Feb 15   On this day in history england all out 64 for first loss to New Zealand in cricket (Boycott Captain)  

Feb 15   On this day in history escaped mass murderer Ted Bundy recaptured, Pensacola FL  

Feb 15   In the year 1978 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 in the year 1978.  

Feb 15   In the year 1978 zaire revises constitution  

Feb 16   The first Computer Bulletin Board System (Ward & Randy's CBBS, Chicago) in the year 1978.  

Feb 18   On this day in history the first Iron Man Triathlon (swim, bike ride, marathon) held, Kona HI  

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

Feb 20   Egypt announces it is pulling its diplomats out of Cyprus on this day in history.  

Feb 22   On this day in history 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   In the year 1978 20th Grammy Awards Hotel California, Fleetwood Mac, Debbie Boone win  

Feb 25   Daniel "Chappie" James Jr, retired Air Force general, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 27   In the year 1978 france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island  

Feb 27   In the year 1978 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   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 on this day in history.  

Mar 01   Charlie Chaplin's coffin was stolen from a Swiss cemetery on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1978

Famous People Born In This Year In History

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

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

Apr 02   John Gall, American baseball player was born on this day in history.  

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 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 in the year 1978.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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