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Historical Events In 1978

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Oct 11   On this day in history aristides Royo elected president of Panama  

Oct 11   Nancy Spungen, killed by boyfriend Six Vicious in NYC on this day in history.  

Oct 12   In the year 1978 representatives of Israel and Egypt open talks in Washington  

Oct 13   In the year 1978 james Earl Ray, assassin of Martin Luther King weds Anna Sandhu  

Oct 13   On this day in history tiros N, US's First 3rd generation weather satellite, is launched  

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

Oct 16   In the year 1978 dan Dailey, dancer/actor (Gov Drinkwater-Governor & JJ), dies at 63  

Oct 16   Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected supreme pontiff-John Paul II on this day in history.  

Oct 18   Frank Woolley, cricketer (58,969 1st-class runs), dies in the year 1978.  

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

Oct 21   Anastas I Mikojan, Russian politician, dies at 83 in the year 1978.  

Oct 22   In the year 1978 laugh-in's Judy Carne arrested at Gatwick Airport for drug possession  

Oct 23   In the year 1978 maybelle Carter, country singer (Johnny Cash Show), dies at 69  

Oct 25   Israeli Cabinet approves "in principle," a draft compromise peace on this day in history.  

Oct 26   George Grant, cricketer (WI Test captain through early 1930's), dies on this day in history.  

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

Oct 27   In the year 1978 president Carter signs Hawkins-Humphrey full employment bill  

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 on this day in history.  

Nov 03   In the year 1978 uK grants Dominica independence (National Day)  

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

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

Nov 05   On this day in history iranian PM Jaafar Sharif-Emami resigns to Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi  

Nov 06   Flora Campbell, actress (Faraway Hill, Date With Judy), dies at 67 in the year 1978.  

Nov 06   In the year 1978 shah of Iran places Iran under military rule  

Nov 07   On this day in history gene Tunney, former heavyweight boxing champ (1926-28), dies at 80  

Nov 08   Norman Rockwell artist, dies in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, at 84 on this day in history.  

Nov 08   On this day in history norman Rockwell, artist (Saturday Evening Post covers), dies at 84  

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   In the year 1978 linda Scott, actress (Escape from Hell Island), dies at 28  

Nov 12   In the year 1978 howard Swanson, composer, dies at 71  

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   On this day in history birth of charmaine Dragun, Australian news anchor (d.2007)  

Mar 21   On this day in history 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   Dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941) was born in the year 1978.  

Apr 02   In the year 1978 birth of john Gall, American baseball player  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   On this day in history john D MacArthur, US insurance billionaire, dies at 80  

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

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

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 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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