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Historical Events In 1978

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Aug 06   Pope Paul VI dies of heart attack at summer residence at 80 on this day in history.  

Aug 07   On this day in history franz Alphons Wolpert, composer, dies at 60  

Aug 07   In the year 1978 thousands of mourners file past the body of Pope Paul VI  

Aug 09   In the year 1978 james G Cozzens, US writer (Guard of Honor, Pulitzer), dies at 74  

Aug 11   In the year 1978 funeral of Pope Paul VI  

Aug 12   On this day in history arron Marshall completes a record shower of 336 hours  

Aug 15   Harrison Kerr, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Aug 16   Alidius WL Tjarda van Stachouwer, gov-gen of Neth Indies, dies at 90 in the year 1978.  

Aug 17   The first manned balloon crossing of Atlantic Ocean (Eagle II) on this day in history.  

Aug 18   Memphis, Tenn, settles with striking police officers andfirefighters on this day in history.  

Aug 19   On this day in history 422 die in an arson fire at a movie theater in Iran  

Aug 19   In the year 1978 first transatlantic balloon crossing in history finishes in Paris  

Aug 20   Gunmen open fire on an Israeli El Al Airline bus in London on this day in history.  

Aug 20   In the year 1978 ivan Jirko, composer, dies at 51  

Aug 21   Charles Eames, US chair manufacturer, dies at 71 in the year 1978.  

Aug 22   In the year 1978 ignazio Silone, Italian author (Fontamara, Pane e vino), dies at 78  

Aug 22   In the year 1978 tear gas used to quell riot by 150 prisoners in Sydney's Long Bay Jail who set fire to their cells  

Aug 24   On this day in history louis Prima, singer, dies at 66  

Aug 26   Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice becomes Pope John Paul I on this day in history.  

Aug 26   Charles Boyer, actor (Gaslight, Rogues), dies at 78 on this day in history.  

Aug 26   On this day in history john Paul I (formerly Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice) is elected Pope of the Roman Catholic church, following the death of Paul VI.  

Aug 26   Soyuz 31 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 East German) to Salyut 6 in the year 1978.  

Aug 27   Robert Shaw, actor (Dan-Buccaneers), dies of heart attack at 51 on this day in history.  

Aug 28   Bruce Catton, US historian/writer (Civil War), dies at 78 on this day in history.  

Aug 28   On this day in history donald Vesco rode 21'-long Kawasaki motorcycle at 318.598 mph  

Aug 31   On this day in history symbionese Liberation Army founders William & Emily Harris plead guilty to 1974 kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst  

Sep 01   Jacqueline Smith of Great Britain scores 10 straight dead center strikes on a 4" disk in World Parachute Championships in Yugoslavia on this day in history.  

Sep 01   Olga de Haas, Dutch ballerina, dies at 33 on this day in history.  

Sep 02   George Harrison marries Olivia in the year 1978.  

Sep 02   On this day in history graham Salmon set the worlds record for 100 meters by a blind man  

Sep 02   John McClain performs 180 outside loops in an airplane over Houston on this day in history.  

Sep 03   On this day in history crew of Soyuz 31 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 29  

Sep 03   In the year 1978 pope John Paul I officially installed as 264th supreme pontiff  

Sep 05   Sadat, Begin &Carter began peace conference at Camp David, Md in the year 1978.  

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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 on this day in history.  

Mar 21   In the year 1978 birth of cristian Guzm├ín, Dominican baseball player  

Mar 28   In the year 1978 birth of dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941)  

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

Apr 19   On this day in history birth of adrienne Parker, Miss Tennessee Teen USA (1996)  

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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history john D MacArthur, US insurance billionaire, dies at 80  

Jan 08   Walter Keirnan, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Eddie Gilbert, cricket (Aboriginal Qld quick got Don for a duck), dies in the year 1978.  

Jan 10   In the year 1978 john D Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71  

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

Jan 12   In the year 1978 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 in the year 1978.  

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