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.