Historical Events For 1978
Saturday, 23 September 2017
Feb 09 Kimberly Leach, killed by Ted Bundy in Lake City Fla at 12 in the year 1978.
Feb 09 Ottawa orders 11 Soviet embassy officials deported for allegedly trying to infiltrate the RCMP Security Service in the year 1978.
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 In the year 1978 frank C Carlucci succeeds John F Blake as deputy director of CIA
Feb 11 16 Unification church couples wed in New York NY in the year 1978.
Feb 11 On this day in history china lifts a ban on Aristotle, Shakespeare, & Dickens
Feb 11 On this day in history eOKA organization disbands in Cyprus
Feb 11 James B Conant, headmaster (Harvard University), dies at 84 in the year 1978.
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 On this day in history 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 England all out 64 for first loss to New Zealand in cricket (Boycott Captain) on this day in history.
Feb 15 Escaped mass murderer Ted Bundy recaptured, Pensacola FL on this day in history.
Feb 15 Ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party), dies at 72 in the year 1978.
Feb 15 In a split decision, Leon Spinks takes the heavyweight boxing champion title away from defending champ Muhammad Ali on this day in history.
Feb 15 Zaire revises constitution on this day in history.
Feb 16 The first Computer Bulletin Board System (Ward & Randy's CBBS, Chicago) in the year 1978.
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 On this day in history egypt announces it is pulling its diplomats out of Cyprus
Feb 22 In the year 1978 2 tankers with propane gas explode killing 15 at Waverly TN
Feb 22 On this day in history ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien), dies at 74
Feb 23 20th Grammy Awards Hotel California, Fleetwood Mac, Debbie Boone win on this day in history.
Feb 25 Daniel "Chappie" James Jr, retired Air Force general, dies at 58 in the year 1978.
Feb 26 Ira Levin's "Deathtrap," premieres in New York NY on this day in history.
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 in the year 1978.
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 Charlie Chaplin's coffin was stolen from a Swiss cemetery in the year 1978.