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Historical Events Happened In 1978

Tuesday, 01 September 2015

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   Ted Bundy kills Kimberly Leach, 12, Lake City FL; later executed on this day in history.  

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   Frank C Carlucci succeeds John F Blake as deputy director of CIA on this day in history.  

Feb 11   On this day in history 16 Unification church couples wed in New York NY  

Feb 11   China lifts a ban on Aristotle, Shakespeare, & Dickens on this day in history.  

Feb 11   In the year 1978 eOKA organization disbands in Cyprus  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Feb 12   In the year 1978 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   First "micro on a chip" patented by Texas Instruments on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1978.  

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 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) on this day in history.  

Feb 18   The first Iron Man Triathlon (swim, bike ride, marathon) held, Kona HI in the year 1978.  

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   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 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 in the year 1978.  

Feb 26   In the year 1978 ira Levin's "Deathtrap," premieres in New York NY  

Feb 27   France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island in the year 1978.  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 28   On this day in history 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

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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 in the year 1978.  

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

Apr 02   On this day in history birth of john Gall, American baseball player  

Apr 19   Adrienne Parker, Miss Tennessee Teen USA (1996) was born on this day in history.  

Apr 19   In the year 1978 birth of whitney Metzler, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-8th-96)  

Apr 19   On this day in history birth of gabriel Heinze, Argentinian footballer  

Famous Deaths In 1978

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 04   Willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber/lumber/wood manufacturer, dies at 76 in the year 1978.  

Jan 06   John D MacArthur, US insurance billionaire, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   John D Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Michael Bates, actor (Clockwork Orange, Salt & Pepper), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

Jan 12   Nancy Spungen, stabbed to death by boyfriend Sid Vicious died on this day in history.  

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

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