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Historical Events In 1978

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Oct 11   Aristides Royo elected president of Panama in the year 1978.  

Oct 11   In the year 1978 nancy Spungen, killed by boyfriend Six Vicious in NYC  

Oct 12   On this day in history representatives of Israel and Egypt open talks in Washington  

Oct 13   James Earl Ray, assassin of Martin Luther King weds Anna Sandhu in the year 1978.  

Oct 13   Tiros N, US's First 3rd generation weather satellite, is launched in the year 1978.  

Oct 14   First TV movie from a TV series-"Rescue from Gilligan's Island" in the year 1978.  

Oct 16   Dan Dailey, dancer/actor (Gov Drinkwater-Governor & JJ), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

Oct 16   In the year 1978 polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected supreme pontiff-John Paul II  

Oct 18   On this day in history frank Woolley, cricketer (58,969 1st-class runs), dies  

Oct 19   Gig Young, American actor, kills his bride of 3 weeks and commits suicide at 64 on this day in history.  

Oct 21   Anastas I Mikojan, Russian politician, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Oct 22   Laugh-in's Judy Carne arrested at Gatwick Airport for drug possession on this day in history.  

Oct 23   Maybelle Carter, country singer (Johnny Cash Show), dies at 69 in the year 1978.  

Oct 25   Israeli Cabinet approves "in principle," a draft compromise peace in the year 1978.  

Oct 26   In the year 1978 george Grant, cricketer (WI Test captain through early 1930's), dies  

Oct 27   Begin & Sadat win the Nobel Peace prize in the year 1978.  

Oct 27   President Carter signs Hawkins-Humphrey full employment bill in the year 1978.  

Oct 30   Laura Nickel &Curt Noll find 25th Mersenne prime, 2 ^ 21701-1 in the year 1978.  

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

Nov 03   UK grants Dominica independence (National Day) on this day in history.  

Nov 04   Iranian troops fire on anti-Shah student protesters by Tehran U on this day in history.  

Nov 05   In the year 1978 denis O'Dea, actor (Capt Horatio Hornblower), dies at 73  

Nov 05   In the year 1978 iranian PM Jaafar Sharif-Emami resigns to Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi  

Nov 06   In the year 1978 flora Campbell, actress (Faraway Hill, Date With Judy), dies at 67  

Nov 06   Shah of Iran places Iran under military rule on this day in history.  

Nov 07   Gene Tunney, former heavyweight boxing champ (1926-28), dies at 80 in the year 1978.  

Nov 08   On this day in history norman Rockwell artist, dies in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, at 84  

Nov 08   Norman Rockwell, artist (Saturday Evening Post covers), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Nov 09   Joe Wong, actor (Ken Murray Show), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Nov 09   In the year 1978 the U.S. Marine Corps' newest light attack aircraft, the AV-8B, flew for the first time at McDonnell Douglas Corporation in St. Louis. The AV-8B Harrier had more than double the payload and radius of its predecessor, the AV-8A.  

Nov 10   In the year 1978 israel's top negotiators broke away from Middle East peace talks  

Nov 10   Linda Scott, actress (Escape from Hell Island), dies at 28 in the year 1978.  

Nov 12   Howard Swanson, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Nov 13   George Hearne, S Afr cricketer (open bat in 3 Tests 1922-24), dies in the year 1978.  

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

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   On this day in history birth of adrienne Parker, Miss Tennessee Teen USA (1996)  

Apr 19   On this day in history birth of whitney Metzler, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-8th-96)  

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   Willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber/lumber/wood manufacturer, dies at 76 in the year 1978.  

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

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

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

Jan 10   In the year 1978 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   Nancy Spungen, stabbed to death by boyfriend Sid Vicious died in the year 1978.  

Jan 13   On this day in history hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn, VP), dies at 66 in Waverly, Minn  

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