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Historical Events Happened In 1978

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

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 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 in the year 1978.  

Feb 10   Frank C Carlucci succeeds John F Blake as deputy director of CIA in the year 1978.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1978 pacific Western Airlines aircraft crashes at Cranbrook, killing 43 people; snowplow on runway during PWA jet's landing  

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   On this day in history uS male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner  

Feb 13   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site in the year 1978.  

Feb 14   In the year 1978 first "micro on a chip" patented by Texas Instruments  

Feb 15   In the year 1978 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   Ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1978.  

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

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   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 in the year 1978.  

Feb 26   On this day in history ira Levin's "Deathtrap," premieres in New York NY  

Feb 27   On this day in history france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island  

Feb 27   Vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov, composer, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

Feb 28   In the year 1978 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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Mar 21   Charmaine Dragun, Australian news anchor (d.2007) was born in the year 1978.  

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   In the year 1978 birth of gabriel Heinze, Argentinian footballer  

Famous Deaths In 1978

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 04   In the year 1978 willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber/lumber/wood manufacturer, dies at 76  

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

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

Jan 09   Eddie Gilbert, cricket (Aboriginal Qld quick got Don for a duck), dies in the year 1978.  

Jan 10   John D Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71 in the year 1978.  

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

Jan 12   On this day in history death of nancy Spungen, stabbed to death by boyfriend Sid Vicious  

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

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