Historical Events For 1978
Wednesday, 24 January 2018
Feb 09 Kimberly Leach, killed by Ted Bundy in Lake City Fla at 12 on this day in history.
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 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 On this day in history 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 On this day in history china lifts a ban on Aristotle, Shakespeare, & Dickens
Feb 11 EOKA organization disbands in Cyprus in the year 1978.
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 in the year 1978.
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 On this day in history uS male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner
Feb 13 In the year 1978 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Feb 14 On this day in history 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 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 Zaire revises constitution in the year 1978.
Feb 16 The first Computer Bulletin Board System (Ward & Randy's CBBS, Chicago) in the year 1978.
Feb 18 In the year 1978 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 2 tankers with propane gas explode killing 15 at Waverly TN on this day in history.
Feb 22 Ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien), dies at 74 on this day in history.
Feb 23 On this day in history 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 Ira Levin's "Deathtrap," premieres in New York NY in the year 1978.
Feb 27 In the year 1978 france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
Feb 27 Vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov, composer, dies at 65 on this day in history.
Feb 28 Eric Frank Russell, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space), dies at 73 in the year 1978.
Feb 28 In the year 1978 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 on this day in history.