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Historical Events In 1978

Tuesday, 22 September 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 in the year 1978.  

Aug 07   Thousands of mourners file past the body of Pope Paul VI on this day in history.  

Aug 09   In the year 1978 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   Arron Marshall completes a record shower of 336 hours on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1978.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Aug 21   Charles Eames, US chair manufacturer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Aug 22   Ignazio Silone, Italian author (Fontamara, Pane e vino), dies at 78 in the year 1978.  

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   On this day in history charles Boyer, actor (Gaslight, Rogues), dies at 78  

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

Aug 26   Soyuz 31 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 East German) to Salyut 6 on this day in history.  

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

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   Symbionese Liberation Army founders William & Emily Harris plead guilty to 1974 kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history olga de Haas, Dutch ballerina, dies at 33  

Sep 02   George Harrison marries Olivia on this day in history.  

Sep 02   Graham Salmon set the worlds record for 100 meters by a blind man in the year 1978.  

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 on this day in history.  

Sep 03   Pope John Paul I officially installed as 264th supreme pontiff on this day in history.  

Sep 05   On this day in history sadat, Begin &Carter began peace conference at Camp David, Md  

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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   On this day in history birth of kevin Federline, American dancer/hip hop artist  

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   In the year 1978 birth of john Gall, American baseball player  

Apr 19   In the year 1978 birth of adrienne Parker, Miss Tennessee Teen USA (1996)  

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

Apr 19   On this day in history birth of gabriel Heinze, Argentinian footballer  

Famous Deaths In 1978

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 04   On this day in history willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber/lumber/wood manufacturer, dies at 76  

Jan 06   John D MacArthur, US insurance billionaire, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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