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Historical Events In 1978

Sunday, 07 March 2021

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 in the year 1978.  

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

Aug 11   On this day in history funeral of Pope Paul VI  

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

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

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) in the year 1978.  

Aug 18   Memphis, Tenn, settles with striking police officers andfirefighters in the year 1978.  

Aug 19   422 die in an arson fire at a movie theater in Iran in the year 1978.  

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

Aug 20   In the year 1978 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   In the year 1978 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   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   In the year 1978 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   In the year 1978 soyuz 31 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 East German) to Salyut 6  

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   Donald Vesco rode 21'-long Kawasaki motorcycle at 318.598 mph in the year 1978.  

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

Sep 03   In the year 1978 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   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 in the year 1978.  

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

Mar 21   On this day in history birth of cristian Guzm├ín, Dominican baseball player  

Mar 28   On this day in history birth of dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941)  

Apr 02   John Gall, American baseball player was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Apr 19   Gabriel Heinze, Argentinian footballer was born in the year 1978.  

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 in the year 1978.  

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

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 in the year 1978.  

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

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

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