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Historical Events In 1978

Saturday, 04 July 2020

Aug 06   On this day in history pope Paul VI dies of heart attack at summer residence at 80  

Aug 07   Franz Alphons Wolpert, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Aug 07   Thousands of mourners file past the body of Pope Paul VI in the year 1978.  

Aug 09   James G Cozzens, US writer (Guard of Honor, Pulitzer), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

Aug 11   In the year 1978 funeral of Pope Paul VI  

Aug 12   Arron Marshall completes a record shower of 336 hours on this day in history.  

Aug 15   In the year 1978 harrison Kerr, composer, dies at 80  

Aug 16   On this day in history alidius WL Tjarda van Stachouwer, gov-gen of Neth Indies, dies at 90  

Aug 17   On this day in history the first manned balloon crossing of Atlantic Ocean (Eagle II)  

Aug 18   In the year 1978 memphis, Tenn, settles with striking police officers andfirefighters  

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

Aug 19   First transatlantic balloon crossing in history finishes in Paris on this day in history.  

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

Aug 20   Ivan Jirko, composer, dies at 51 in the year 1978.  

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   Tear gas used to quell riot by 150 prisoners in Sydney's Long Bay Jail who set fire to their cells in the year 1978.  

Aug 24   Louis Prima, singer, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

Aug 26   In the year 1978 cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice becomes Pope John Paul I  

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   In the year 1978 robert Shaw, actor (Dan-Buccaneers), dies of heart attack at 51  

Aug 28   In the year 1978 bruce Catton, US historian/writer (Civil War), dies at 78  

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   In the year 1978 olga de Haas, Dutch ballerina, dies at 33  

Sep 02   On this day in history george Harrison marries Olivia  

Sep 02   In the year 1978 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   Crew of Soyuz 31 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 29 in the year 1978.  

Sep 03   Pope John Paul I officially installed as 264th supreme pontiff in the year 1978.  

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   On this day in history birth of charmaine Dragun, Australian news anchor (d.2007)  

Mar 21   Kevin Federline, American dancer/hip hop artist was born on this day in history.  

Mar 21   Cristian Guzm├ín, Dominican baseball player was born on this day in history.  

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

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   In the year 1978 willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber/lumber/wood manufacturer, dies at 76  

Jan 06   On this day in history john D MacArthur, US insurance billionaire, dies at 80  

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

Jan 09   In the year 1978 eddie Gilbert, cricket (Aboriginal Qld quick got Don for a duck), dies  

Jan 10   John D Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71 in the year 1978.  

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 in the year 1978.  

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