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Historical Events Happened In 1978

Thursday, 05 May 2016

Feb 09   Kimberly Leach, killed by Ted Bundy in Lake City Fla at 12 on this day in history.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Feb 10   Frank C Carlucci succeeds John F Blake as deputy director of CIA on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 11   Pacific Western Airlines aircraft crashes at Cranbrook, killing 43 people; snowplow on runway during PWA jet's landing on this day in history.  

Feb 12   On this day in history "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   On this day in history uS male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner  

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   On this day in history england all out 64 for first loss to New Zealand in cricket (Boycott Captain)  

Feb 15   Escaped mass murderer Ted Bundy recaptured, Pensacola FL on this day in history.  

Feb 15   On this day in history ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party), dies at 72  

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   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   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   2 tankers with propane gas explode killing 15 at Waverly TN on this day in history.  

Feb 22   Ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1978.  

Feb 27   In the year 1978 france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island  

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

Feb 28   Eric Frank Russell, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

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   Charlie Chaplin's coffin was stolen from a Swiss cemetery on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1978

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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   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   In the year 1978 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   On this day in history birth of whitney Metzler, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-8th-96)  

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   Willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber/lumber/wood manufacturer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history eddie Gilbert, cricket (Aboriginal Qld quick got Don for a duck), dies  

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 in the year 1978.  

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

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

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