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Historical Events Happened In 1978

Saturday, 20 September 2014

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   On this day in history ted Bundy kills Kimberly Leach, 12, Lake City FL; later executed  

Feb 09   In the year 1978 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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history china lifts a ban on Aristotle, Shakespeare, & Dickens  

Feb 11   EOKA organization disbands in Cyprus on this day in history.  

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   "Jesus Christ Superstar" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 96 performances in the year 1978.  

Feb 12   US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne on this day in history.  

Feb 12   US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner in the year 1978.  

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   In the year 1978 england all out 64 for first loss to New Zealand in cricket (Boycott Captain)  

Feb 15   Escaped mass murderer Ted Bundy recaptured, Pensacola FL in the year 1978.  

Feb 15   In the year 1978 ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party), dies at 72  

Feb 15   On this day in history in a split decision, Leon Spinks takes the heavyweight boxing champion title away from defending champ Muhammad Ali.  

Feb 15   On this day in history zaire revises constitution  

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 in the year 1978.  

Feb 20   In the year 1978 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   20th Grammy Awards Hotel California, Fleetwood Mac, Debbie Boone win in the year 1978.  

Feb 25   In the year 1978 daniel "Chappie" James Jr, retired Air Force general, dies at 58  

Feb 26   Ira Levin's "Deathtrap," premieres in New York NY on this day in history.  

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

Feb 27   Vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov, composer, dies at 65 in the year 1978.  

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   In the year 1978 charlie Chaplin's coffin was stolen from a Swiss cemetery  

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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   Kevin Federline, American dancer/hip hop artist was born in the year 1978.  

Mar 21   In the year 1978 birth of cristian Guzmán, Dominican baseball player  

Mar 28   Dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941) was born on this day in history.  

Apr 02   John Gall, American baseball player was born in the year 1978.  

Apr 19   In the year 1978 birth of adrienne Parker, Miss Tennessee Teen USA (1996)  

Apr 19   Whitney Metzler, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-8th-96) was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1978 eddie Gilbert, cricket (Aboriginal Qld quick got Don for a duck), dies  

Jan 10   On this day in history john D Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71  

Jan 11   In the year 1978 michael Bates, actor (Clockwork Orange, Salt & Pepper), dies at 57  

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

Jan 13   Hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn, VP), dies at 66 in Waverly, Minn on this day in history.