Historical Events For 1978
Friday, 28 July 2017
Feb 09 Kimberly Leach, killed by Ted Bundy in Lake City Fla at 12 in the year 1978.
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 On this day in history 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.
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 on this day in history.
Feb 11 China lifts a ban on Aristotle, Shakespeare, & Dickens in the year 1978.
Feb 11 In the year 1978 eOKA organization disbands in Cyprus
Feb 11 James B Conant, headmaster (Harvard University), dies at 84 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
Feb 14 In the year 1978 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 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 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 On this day in history 4th People's Choice Awards Star Wars, Carol Burnett &Bob Hope
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 Ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien), dies at 74 in the year 1978.
Feb 23 20th Grammy Awards Hotel California, Fleetwood Mac, Debbie Boone win on this day in history.
Feb 25 In the year 1978 daniel "Chappie" James Jr, retired Air Force general, dies at 58
Feb 26 On this day in history ira Levin's "Deathtrap," premieres in New York NY
Feb 27 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on this day in history.
Feb 27 Vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov, composer, dies at 65 on this day in history.
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 in the year 1978.
Mar 01 In the year 1978 charlie Chaplin's coffin was stolen from a Swiss cemetery