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Historical Events In 1978

Thursday, 07 July 2022

Aug 06   In the year 1978 pope Paul VI dies of heart attack at summer residence at 80  

Aug 07   Franz Alphons Wolpert, composer, dies at 60 in the year 1978.  

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

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

Aug 11   Funeral of Pope Paul VI in the year 1978.  

Aug 12   In the year 1978 arron Marshall completes a record shower of 336 hours  

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

Aug 16   In the year 1978 alidius WL Tjarda van Stachouwer, gov-gen of Neth Indies, dies at 90  

Aug 17   The first manned balloon crossing of Atlantic Ocean (Eagle II) in the year 1978.  

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   First transatlantic balloon crossing in history finishes in Paris in the year 1978.  

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   On this day in history charles Eames, US chair manufacturer, dies at 71  

Aug 22   On this day in history 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   In the year 1978 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 on this day in history.  

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   Donald Vesco rode 21'-long Kawasaki motorcycle at 318.598 mph on this day in history.  

Aug 31   In the year 1978 symbionese Liberation Army founders William & Emily Harris plead guilty to 1974 kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst  

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

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

Sep 02   In the year 1978 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   In the year 1978 john McClain performs 180 outside loops in an airplane over Houston  

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 on this day in history.  

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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 in the year 1978.  

Mar 21   In the year 1978 birth of kevin Federline, American dancer/hip hop artist  

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   John Gall, American baseball player was born in the year 1978.  

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

Apr 19   Whitney Metzler, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-8th-96) was born in the year 1978.  

Apr 19   In the year 1978 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 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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 10   On this day in history 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   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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