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.